Chicken Giardino with Barilla Ready Pasta and Barilla Pesto Sauce

Chicken Giardino

As a family we love a variety of pasta dishes so I’m always stalking the pasta aisle in Walmart. I’m either grabbing our favorite sauces or pasta every trip to the store. The other day I found something new, Barilla Ready Pasta – a pasta that’s ready in 60 seconds. Yeah, you read that right, a pasta ready in a minute! And… it’s really good! It will definitely make its way on to my shopping list for every Walmart visit.

Chicken Giardino

I regularly cook delicious homemade lasagna, chicken parmigiana and fettuccine Alfredo for my family but I really wanted to try something different. I am a huge lover of Chicken Giardino at one of my favorite restaurants, so I wanted to recreate it with a bit of a twist on the sauce. After finding the Barilla Ready Pasta at Walmart I decided to scan the pasta sauces. I found the Barilla Basil Pesto Sauce and just knew I had to try it. It’s in a small jar so be sure to look for that! I also grabbed some veggies and chicken for my pasta dish. I just knew it would be a big hit with my family and a quick meal I could whip up in no time. I don’t know about all of you but we’re either running to baseball or some type of practice or event for my son nearly every day. Having a quick, delicious meal for my family is so important.

Chicken Giardino

Watch the video below to learn how to make this Chicken Giardino Recipe with Barilla Ready Pasta and Barilla Pesto Sauce, both available at Walmart! I’ll also listed the recipe below the video for your convenience.

Chicken Giardino Recipe


1 pkg Barilla Ready Pasta

1 jar Barilla Pesto

1 pkg Frozen Veggies (whatever you have on hand)

2 lbs chicken breasts (pre-cooked, sliced)

Salt and pepper, to taste.

Chicken Giardino


Add 2 Tablespoons olive oil to sauce pan over medium high heat.

Add veggies to pan. I love using carrots, broccoli, peppers, squash, peas, etc. Add whatever you’d like or have on hand!

Add pre-cooked chicken to pan. Sauce for 8-10 minutes with veggies or until heated through.

Cook Barilla Ready Pasta in the microwave. Follow the directions on the package. Add pasta to pan with veggies and chicken.

Add a few tablespoons of Barilla Basil Pesto. You can add as much or as little as you like!

Salt and pepper to taste. Serve with your favorite garlic bread or try our favorite cheesy ciabatta bread recipe.

Chicken Giardino

The Barilla Ready Pasta and Barilla Basil Pesto Sauce are perfect for a quick meal with your family. You can fix a variety of recipes that your family will love!

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Melanie Kampman

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