1/3cuptoasted pine nutscan sub for cashews or walnuts
2large garlic clovesminced
1/4teaspoonsaltmore to taste
1/8teaspoonfreshly ground black peppermore to taste
For the Pasta:
16oz.spaghettior your favorite pasta (1 package)
1small rotisserie chicken
grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese and pine nutsto garnish
Cook the pasta in a pot of salted, boiling water according to package instructions to your desired doneness. Reserve about 1/3 cup of cooking water.
While the pasta is cooking, make the basil pesto. Place the basil leaves, toasted pine nuts, and garlic into a food processor and pulse several times. Add the remaining ingredients and process until very smooth. Set aside.
Pull the meat from the rotisserie chicken and shred.
Combine the hot pasta, pesto sauce, shredded chicken, and about 1/4 cup of reserved pasta water (or more, if needed). Garnish with grated Parmigiano-Reggiano and toasted pine nuts. Serve immediately.