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Chopped chicken sun dried tomato

Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto Rotini

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  • Author: Julie
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Category: Main Dish
  • Cuisine: Italian


  • 3 grilled chicken breasts cut into cubes (I marinated mine in a little olive oil and balsamic vinegar)
  • 1 lb. box rotini pasta
  • 3 TB pesto
  • 3 TB softened cream cheese
  • 2 TB finely chopped sun-dried tomato (I used my mini food processor)
  • 1 cup fresh baby spinach torn into bite sized pieces


  1. Boil pasta according to the directions on the box, being sure to salt the water first.
  2. In a small bowl, stir pesto into softened cream cheese until well mixed.
  3. When pasta is cooked, drain and reserve 1/4 cup of the pasta water.
  4. Pour the creamy pesto sauce over the pasta and stir to combine. If necessary, add the pasta water until the sauce is a nice consistency and coats the pasta well.
  5. Add the sun-dried tomatoes and grilled chicken.
  6. Stir in the spinach, and top with parmesan cheese if desired.