Pesto Tortellini with Shredded Garlic Chicken

April 7, 2016

Ingredients

For the Pesto:

2 cups packed fresh basil leaves

2 cloves garlic

1/4 cup pine nuts

2/3 cup Tantillo California Garlic Extra Virgin Olive Oil, divided

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

1/2 cup freshly grated Pecorino cheese

For the Chicken:

1 lb chicken breast tenderloin

2 tsp salt free garlic and herb seasoning

1 tsp garlic salt

1 tsp black pepper

2 tbsp Tantillo California Garlic Extra Virgin Olive Oil

1.5 lbs cheese tortellini

Directions

1Combine the basil, garlic, and pine nuts in a food processor and pulse until coarsely chopped.

2Add 1/2 cup of the Tantillo California Garlic Extra Virgin Olive Oil and process until fully incorporated and smooth.

3Season with salt and pepper. Add all the remaining Tantillo California Garlic Extra Virgin Olive Oil and pulse until smooth.

4Transfer the pesto to a large serving bowl and mix in the cheese. Set aside.

5Cook tortellini according to directions.

6Season each tenderloin with the salt free garlic seasoning, garlic salt and black pepper.

7Coat pan with Tantillo California Extra Virgin Olive Oil.

8Cook chicken on medium heat until cooked through.

9Set aside and shred each piece with a fork.

10Toss the pesto, tortellini and shredded chicken together. Buon Appetito!

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