Recipe courtesy of Giada De Laurentiis
Episode: 15-Minute Pastas
Total:
40 min
Active:
30 min
Yield:
4 to 6 servings
Level:
Easy
Total:
40 min
Active:
30 min
Yield:
4 to 6 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients

Pesto:
Pasta:

Directions

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For the pesto: Place the walnuts, garlic and kale in a food processor. Pulse until coarsely chopped. With the motor running, drizzle in the olive oil to form a smooth sauce. Add the salt, pepper flakes, orange zest, orange juice and Parmesan. Pulse until well blended. Pour the pesto into a large bowl and set aside.

For the pasta: Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the gemelli and cook until al dente, 8 to 10 minutes. Drain the pasta, reserving 1 cup of the pasta water. Add the hot pasta to the bowl with the pesto, and toss well with a rubber spatula to coat. Add the chicken, the Cerignola and Kalamata olives, and the salt and Parmesan. Toss again. Loosen with pasta water as needed. Finish with a drizzle of olive oil if desired.

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