Here's what I had to work with**:
2 grilled chicken breasts
1/2 box penne pasta
fresh roma tomatoes from my neighbor's garden (Thanks Wini!)
a tub of pesto
Here's what I did:
Cooked the pasta, saved about 1/4 cup of the pasta water and then drained it.
Sliced the chicken breasts.
Seeded and diced the tomatoes.
Combined the reserved pasta water with 1/2 cup of pesto. Then added the zest of the lemon, the juice from 1/2 the lemon, about a tablespoon of olive oil, and a little salt and pepper.
Tossed the pasta with the pesto mixture and then folded in the chicken and tomatoes.
YUM! It was great for dinner that night. Even better for lunch the next day. And still even better for lunch today! Normally, I would be annoyed that no one else even wanted to try it, but in this case I'm glad...more for me!
**Know what else would have been good? If I had added some roasted red peppers. Or maybe some mozzarella cheese. Or take out the chicken and add tuna instead.