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Leftover shredded chicken pesto pasta

Brandy is the author of the food blog, Nutmeg Nanny. In her spare time she enjoys developing recipes, baking and cooking. She is a small town girl who left the corn fields of Ohio for the scenic beauty of the Hudson Valley region of New ...

Leftover makeover

Not sure what to do with your leftover chicken? Turn it into a healthy whole wheat pesto pasta meal.

Leftover makeover

Leftover chicken doesn't have to go bad. Shred it and give it a new life! This simple cold pasta salad is perfect for a hot summer dinner or even a great light lunch. We added pesto, Parmesan cheese and sun-dried tomatoes, but it would be good with just about anything you throw into the salad.

Leftover shredded chicken pesto pasta recipe

Serves 4


  • 1 pound whole wheat pasta
  • 1/2 cup pesto
  • 1/3 cup sliced sun-dried tomatoes
  • 2 cups shredded chicken
  • 1/3 cup Parmesan cheese


  1. Prepare the pasta according to box directions. Drain and run under cold water to cool down pasta.
  2. Add in pesto, sun-dried tomatoes, shredded chicken and Parmesan cheese. Add to the refrigerator and serve cold.
  3. If the pasta seems dry, simply add a little more pesto or a few drizzles of olive oil.

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