Hannahs Kitchen Pesto Chicken Pasta Salad

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2 c Fresh basil leaves; packed
2 tb Pine nuts
1/2 c Parmesan; freshly grated
1/4 ts Pepper
2 Garlic; minced
12 Dry-packed sun-dry tomatoes
5 1/2 c Radiatore; [=500g pkg]
3/4 ts Salt
2 Chicken breasts, boneless,
1/3 c olive oil

Original recipe makes 6



In large skillet, toast pine nuts over medium heat, shaking pan occasionally, for 6 minutes or until golden; remove and set aside. Cover tomatoes with boiling water; let stand for 3-5 minutes or until softened. Drain and cut into thin strips; set aside. Cut chicken crosswise into 1/4-inch thick strips. Pour 1 tb of the oil into skillet; saut chicken over medium high heat for 5 minutes or until no longer pink inside. In food processor, pure basil with remaining oil; transfer to large bowl. Mix in cheese, garlic, salt, pepper, sun-dried tomatoes and chicken. Meanwhile, in large pot of boiling salted water, cook radiatore for 6 minutes or until tender but firm; drain, reserving 1/2 cup of the cooking water. Rinse under cold water; drain again. Toss with basil mixture, adding a little of the cooking water o moisten if desired. Garnish with pine nuts. Makes 6 servings for $12.50CDN [Sep 94] Per serving: about 520 calories, 22 g protein, 18 g fat, 66 g carbohydrate high source fibre. Source: Canadian Living magazine, Sep 94 Presented in article by Elizabeth Baird: "Great Pastabilities" Most requested recipe of Hannahs Kitchen, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, owned and operated by Susan Hughes and Michael Shields. [-=PAM=-] PA_Meadows@msn.com

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