Chicken & Asparagus Pesto Pasta


INGREDIENTS:


8 1/2 ozs Chicken Breast

2 cups Asparagus (ends trimmed)

1 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil

9 3/4 ozs Chickpea Pasta (dry)

1/3 cup Pesto

1 tbsp Lemon Juice

3 tbsps Parmigiano Reggiano (finely grated)

Sea Salt & Black Pepper (to taste)


DIRECTIONS:

  • Preheat the oven to 400F (205C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  • Add the chicken and asparagus to the baking sheet and drizzle with oil. Bake for 25 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through. Chop the chicken and asparagus into bite-size pieces.

  • Meanwhile, cook the pasta according to package instructions.

  • To assemble the pasta, mix the chicken, asparagus, pasta, pesto, lemon juice and parmesan together. Season with salt and pepper. Divide evenly between bowls and enjoy!

NOTES:


LEFTOVERS

Refrigerate in an airtight container for up to four days.

SERVING SIZE

One serving is equal to approximately two cups.

DAIRY-FREE

Use nutritional yeast or plant-based cheese instead of parmesan.

ADDITIONAL TOPPINGS

Toasted pine nuts, red pepper flakes, basil leaves, and/or lemon wedges.