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Pesto Pasta Chicken Bake

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My Pesto Pasta Bake is a delicious and tasty 7 ingredient gluten free dinner that the whole family will love!

Pesta pasta bake with shredded chicken in a glass dish with wooden spoon

This cheesy chicken and pesto dish will leave you wanting more after each bite. Not to mention the added bonus of it being gluten free and easy to make! Leftovers are great for meal prep and the flavor is still amazing! 

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Ingredients Needed For Pesto Chicken Pasta Bake 

Pasta- I like rotini or penne, you can use regular pasta as well. If you are looking for a great gluten free pasta, Banza is amazing! It tastes just like regular, the texture is the same, and it’s packed full of protein! 

Shredded chicken breast – Using rotisserie chicken makes it super easy! You can also make homemade shredded chicken that’s great for meal prep too.

Pesto – This can be store-bought or if you already have a great recipe for pesto, make it homemade. Be sure to check out my recipe for Dairy Free Cashew Pesto or my 5 Minute Pea Pesto for inspiration

Sun-dried tomatoes 

Chicken stock – if possible get the organic kind

Mozzarella – For this, you can buy pre-shredded cheese or if you want to go the extra mile, buy a block and grate it yourself. The block of cheese would be great for cheese snacks or even other recipes such as my Cauliflower Crust BBQ Chicken Pizza

Parmesan Cheese

a scoop full of pesto pasta chicken bake on a wooden spoon over the baking dish

How To Make Pesto Chicken Pasta Bake 

Go ahead and get started by boiling a pot of water. This is going to be for the pasta, you can just make it according to the instructions on the box! To make your water boil faster add a little salt! Another trick is to add a dash of oil to the pot to help the noodles from clumping together.

Make sure your oven is preheated.

pesto pasta with chicken next to bowls of sun dried tomatoes and cheese

While your pasta is cooking, go ahead and add to a large bowl, the pesto, chicken stock, sun-dried tomatoes, and shredded chicken. Once the pasta has finished cooking and has been drained, stir into the mixture. 

Pour the mixture into a baking pan and spread it so it’s evenly over the whole pan. Top the pasta bake with cheese and you are ready to cook! 

Cook for about 20 minutes or until it is warm and the cheese has melted and enjoy! 

top shot of chicken pesto pasta in glass baking dish after cooking

Storing for Later + Tips

This is a great meal prepping recipe as it holds up for at least 5 days! You can also swap the chicken for turkey or just bake the pasta portion as a side dish! 

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Pesta pasta bake with shredded chicken in a glass dish with wooden spoon

Pesto Pasta Chicken Bake

My Pesto Pasta Bake is a delicious and tasty 7 ingredient gluten free dinner that the whole family will love!
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Course Main Course
Cuisine American

Ingredients
  

  • 12 oz gluten free pasta of choice I like rotini or penne. Can use regular pasta if not GF
  • 2 cups of shredded chicken breast
  • 10 oz pesto store bought or homemade
  • 1/2 cup sun dried tomatoes chopped
  • 3/4 cup chicken stock
  • 1/2 cup mozzarella
  • 1/4 cup parmesan

Instructions
 

  • Bring a pot of water to boil, cook pasta according to package, drain and set aside
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a large bowl add cooked pasta, shredded chicken, pesto, chicken stock, and sun dried tomatoes. Gently mix together.
  • In a 9x13 baking dish, spread pasta chicken mixture evenly, and top with mozzarella & parmesan cheese. Bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes or until the cheese is melted on top.
  • Serve and top with more cheese if desired.
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