Ziti with Chicken and Roasted Red Pepper Pesto

Created by Jenn's Food Journey

1 garlic clove, quartered
7 oz jar roasted red peppers
1 Tablespoon of the oil from the roasted red peppers
1/4 teaspoon granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
2 Tablespoons olive oil
1 Tablespoon fresh parsley
2 teaspoons grated parmesan cheese, plus more for garnishing
10 oz ziti pasta
1 cup cooked chicken, chopped


In a food processor, add all the ingredients except the pasta and chicken. Pulse until almost smooth; set aside.

Meanwhile, cook the pasta according to package directions; drain well. Return the pasta to the pot and add the cooked chicken. Toss with the pesto and serve immediately. (if the pasta is too dry, add 1 more tablespoon of olive oil) Enjoy!