Chicken with Asparagus

Asparagus is on sale for crazy cheep at Wegmans this week so that means lots of asparagus dishes! This one is another quick and easy weeknight recipe.

Chicken with Asparagus Pesto and Whole Wheat Pasta
1.5 lbs skinless chicken breasts trimmed of fat
thyme to taste
fresh ground black pepper to taste
1/2 box whole wheat rigatoni or other pasta
1 large bunch asparagus
2-3 Tbs basil pesto

Bring large pot of water to boil, boil pasta according to box directions.
Meanwhile heat George Forman grill.
Lightly spray chicken breasts with olive oil and sprinkle on thyme and black pepper. Once grill is hot cook chicken breasts for 7 minutes or until cooked through. Remove and cut into 1" chunks.
While chicken is cooking cut asparagus into 2" long pieces and steam in a microwave vegetable steamer for 5 minutes.
Add pasta, asparagus and pesto to a large bowl and toss to coat.
Top with cut chicken.


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