Cheesy Chicken Pesto Pasta

Cheesy Chicken Pesto Pasta

Whether you're cooking up a weeknight dinner for the family or hosting a gathering with friends, this Cheesy Chicken Pesto Pasta is sure to steal the spotlight. Get ready to savor each cheesy, pesto-infused bite – a symphony of taste awaits!

 Ingredients

1 1/2 lbs. raw boneless skinless chicken breasts

1/2 tsp salt

1/4 tsp pepper

8.1 oz jar classico pesto sauce 

1/2 cup  (1 stick) salted butter sliced in pats

1/2 juiced lemon and zest

1 lb box of Rotini pasta (cooked and drained DO NOT RINSE-toss, at of butter to keep from sticking together)

1/2 cup grated fresh parmesan, not in can!

2 cups  shredded mozzarella

1/4 tsp dried or fresh basil chopped

Instructions

1. Melt butter in inner pot 

2. Add 4oz of pesto to pot ( 1/2 jar)

3. Add seasoned chicken with salt and pepper

4 Add lemon juice and zest

5. Add remaining jar of pesto on top

6. Cover with inner lid and place on stone inside Rockpot

7. Secure Rockpot outer lid and let cook 2-3 hrs

8. Open inner lid and shred tender chicken

9. Add cooked drained un rinsed pasta

10. Stir and add parmesan cheese and 1/2 of mozzarella

11. Add remaining cheese and cover with lid and close Rockpot for 30 minutes

Serves 6 Enjoy!

 

Heating the RockTablet on stovetop:

Place RockTablet on the largest burner. Place inner pot on top of the RockTablet.
Turn the heat on high. Heat the RockTablet for 30 minutes with inner pot sitting on the stone. After 30 minutes, turn off heat, remove inner pot from stone.
Place HOT RockTablet in the bottom of the RockPot. Put the inner cooking pot (full of hot food) in the RockPot on the hot stone. Close the RockPot and latch the lid.

Heating the RockTablet by fire:
Heat the RockTablet for 30 minutes in the fire.
While stone is heating, combine all ingredients in the inner cooking pot and stir.
Place HOT stone in the bottom of the RockPot.
Put inner cooking pot (full of food) in the RockPot on the RockTablet.
Put the lid on the inner pot.
Close the RockPot and latch the lid.
Let it cook for 8 hours, once the casserole is cooked you can remove the RockTablet from the Rockpot and place food back in the Rockpot to keep warm for up to 8 hours. 


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