An aromatic pesto sauce is the highlight of this pasta and chicken recipe. Just five ingredients and a preparation time of less than 30 minutes makes this a smart week-night dinner idea.
Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add broccoli rabe and cook 3 minutes. Scoop into bowl with a slotted spoon and add pasta to boiling water. Cook 9 minutes.
Meanwhile, drain water from broccoli rabe. Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add garlic and cook 2 minutes. Stir in broccoli rabe; cook 3 minutes more. Season with 1/8 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper.
Drain pasta. Stir chicken, pasta and pesto into skillet. Cook 2 minutes to heat through. Serve warm.