Gluten Free Pesto Pasta with Chicken Thighs

Updated October 2022 by Dante Moroni

Nutrition Estimate (1 Serving) 4.43$

  • 544 Calories
  • 36g Protein, 37g Carb, 28g Fat
  • 636 mg Sodium
  • 6g Insoluble Fiber
  • 2g Soluble Fiber

Ingredients (4 Servings) 17.72

  • 1Lb Boneless Skinless Chicken Thighs (4 x 4oz Thighs) = 5.00$
  • 1 Box : Good & Gather (Target) or Wild Harvest (Cub) Gluten Free Chickpea Spaghetti = 3.19$
  • 60g or ~1/4 Cup Planters Cashews Halves & Pieces = 1.57$
  • 0.5oz / 15g Fresh Basil = 2.50$
  • 1/2 Lemon = 0.60$
  • 1/2 Cup Shredded Sartori (Cub) or Belgioioso (Target) Parmesan Cheese = 3.36$
  • 2-3 Cloves / 5-10g Garlic = 0.50$
  • Pantry Item Fee (Listed Below) = 1.00$
    • 2 Tbsp EVOO
    • 3/4 Tsp Salt
    • 1 Tsp Onion Powder
    • 1 Tsp Garlic Powder
    • 1 Tsp Italian Seasoning
    • 1 Pinch Red Pepper Flake

☐ Preparation

  1. Begin making the pesto sauce by pulsing the pine nuts, 1/4 Cup parmesan, and 1/2 Tsp salt in a food processor.
  2. Then add fresh basil, garlic, juice of half a lemon, and 2 Tbsp EVOO. Blend until homogenized.
  3. Preheat oven to 425˚ and at the same time start heating the pasta water.
  4. Add chicken thighs to small pyrex baking dish and evenly coat with italian seasoning, 1/4 Tsp salt, onion and garlic powder, and red pepper flake to tasty (spicy).
  5. Bake for 20-25 minutes.
  6. Once your pasta water is boiling, follow package instructions and cook pasta to al dente consistency (8 minutes), rinsing briefly after draining. Tip: Skim some of the foam off when cooking.
  7. Incorporate the pesto sauce into the cooked pasta.
  8. Remove chicken from oven.
  9. Plate one fourth of the pasta with one chicken thigh.
  10. Garnish with fresh lemon, basil, and the 1 Tbsp parmesan cheese.
  11. Enjoy!

*Cost Per Serving based on average between SE MN local online Target and Cub prices from October 2022.

GF Bread not included in price or nutrition estimates.

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