You know how I love my sheet pan meals and here’s a new favorite! This Sheet Pan Pesto Chicken with Asparagus, Tomatoes and Walnuts is a simple meal that’s brimming with flavor – because duh it’s packed with fresh pesto! Homemade pesto makes any meal incredible doesn’t it? And it’s just so easy to make, the food processor does most of the work.
So really all there is to this meal is a bit of chopping, making a quick pesto, toss it all together on a sheet pan, roast it for about 20 mins and taaaadah your seriously delicious dinner is done! And now I want to eat this everyday. This is my kind of dinner!
One of the main highlights of this sheet pan chicken dinner (which we may not thick would be a highlight but they are) are those perfectly crunchy and buttery walnuts. I absolutely love walnuts! If I had to pick favorites, it would probably be walnuts and pistachios. I eat walnuts almost everyday whether it be for a snack or as part of a meal. Here, I love the flavor and crunch they add to the dish, plus they make it just that much more filling. I also used them in the pesto as well, did you know you can always substitute the pine nuts in basil pesto with walnuts? They’re a cheaper alternative and they add the perfect nutty creaminess to the pesto. Try for yourself and see!
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