Guest Post: Prosciutto Wrapped Pesto Chicken Pasta, Colorful Eats

We kind of have a thing for Caroline of Colorful Eats. See, she makes really cool resources (we are huge fans of her printable planning calendars!). Her food photography game is spot on. And as if that wasn’t enough, she went and wrote one amazing review and recipe share for Real Life Paleo.

Really good people tend to make really good food, and they do so in a way that makes you say – why didn’t I think of that?

For this week’s guest post, Caroline created a recipe for Prosciutto Wrapped Pesto Chicken Pasta. Such a brilliant combination sure to have you leaving the dinner table completely satisfied on all levels. The dish is simple to create, yet unique enough to make you feel fancy. 

Bust out that spiralizer and enjoy!


Guest Post: Prosciutto Wrapped Pesto Chicken Pasta, Colorful Eats
For as long as I can remember, pasta has always been my favorite food- I love the cheesy, buttery, saucy noodles that you can twirl with your fork!  Well, when I was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes a few years back and switched to a grain free diet, noodles of any kind were always what I missed the most.
To me, food should be comforting and something that makes you happy, and this paleo friendly pasta dish will do just that! It is warm, flavorful and comforting but will leave you feeling satisfied and great afterwards.  Pesto and prosciutto are some of my favorite foods, yes I often eat this pesto by the spoonful because it is just that good! I decided to combine all these flavors and serve them over zucchini noodles.
Guest Post: Prosciutto Wrapped Pesto Chicken Pasta, Colorful Eats
Pan searing chicken holds in the flavor and tenderness of the chicken as it simmers in the creamy dairy free pesto sauce. This meal is full of flavors, nutrients and is just such a happy, simple dish to prepare! I usually keep a batch of this homemade pesto on hand to use throughout the week.  Enjoy
Guest Post: Prosciutto Wrapped Pesto Chicken Pasta, Colorful Eats
Prosciutto Wrapped Pesto Chicken Pasta

Serving Size: 2-3



  1. Warm a large skillet to medium heat.
  2. Melt half the butter in the skillet and sauté the broccoli for 5 minutes. Remove and set aside.
  3. Slice chicken breast in half and then in half again, creating about 8 strips of chicken. Tightly wrap each piece in prosciutto.
  4. Melt the remaining butter in the skillet and sear chicken for 1 minute, flip to the other side and sear for an additional minute.
  5. Reduce the heat to low. Stir in the pesto, coconut milk and broccoli, covering the chicken in the pesto sauce. Place a lid on the skillet and simmer for 15-20 minutes or until chicken is thoroughly cooked.
  6. Serve over a bed of warm zucchini noodles, spaghetti squash or grain free side of choice. Garnish with parmesan if desired.
 [author] [author_image timthumb=’on’][/author_image] [author_info]Caroline Potter is an NTP and the author of the blog Colorful Eats where she believes food should not only be healthy but also bring joy into your life! After being diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes in college, Caroline developed a passion for nutrition, food photography and recreating her favorite foods from a grain-free perspective. Caroline lives in Hawaii with her husband and is currently writing a cookbook, All American Paleo Table! Connect with Caroline: Blog | Instagram | Facebook | Pinterest[/author_info] [/author]

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