Chicken & Pesto Pasta Salad
- 1 cooked, cooled rotissieri chicken
- 1 lb penne pasta
- 1/2 cup pesto
- 3 tbs fresh lemon juice
- 2 tbs olive oil
- 1 tbs minced lemon zest
- 1 tbs minced garlic
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- 1/2 cup pine nuts, toasted
Remove meat from chicken and shred; set aside.
Cook penne in a large pot of boiling salted water according to pkg directions. Transfer to a bowl of ice water; drain.
Whisk together pesto, lemon juice, oil, zest, and garlic in a bowl; season with salt and pepper.
Combine shredded chicken, penne, Parmesan and pine nuts in a large bowl. Toss with pesto mixture and season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve immediately.