I have made this by poaching chicken and cutting into bite-sized pieces but now prefer it ground in my food processor and sauteed. Norma Lehmeier Hartie
1 pound chicken, boiled and cut into bite-sized pieces or ground and sauteed
1 pound pasta
1 lemon juice and zest
Handful of pine nuts
1 teaspoon butter
1/2 bunch scallion, chopped radicchio, chopped (optional, nice for color)
1 bunch basil, stems removed
1 head (or less) garlic
Approximately 1/2 cup olive oil (amount will depend on consistency you like and size of bunch of basil)
1 cup Parmesan
1. Prepare pasta. Add lemon to chicken once it's cooked and add pasta. Add in desired amount of pesto, saute nuts in butter, then add scallion and radicchio.
2. Pesto: Food process garlic, then add basil and Parmesan and process. Add oil and process. Add additional oil if necessary. You can add pine nuts, but I prefer to saute them and add them to a dish at the very end.
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