1 box pasta, penne or rigatoni are best in my opinion
a splash olive oil
a little chunk of pancetta, or three slices bacon, chopped
1 jar pesto (or make your own by putting a few handfuls of basil, pine nuts, and garlic in a food processor, adding good olive oil little by little until a paste forms, then, add a handful of parmesan cheese)
1 large red pepper, chopped
1 bunch asparagus, chopped
1 small red onion, chopped
1/2 cup chopped sun dried tomatoes
2 cloves garlic
3 cups shredded left over chicken (or a rotisserie chicken from the grocery store)
In a large pasta pot, begin boiling water for the pasta. Once it starts boiling, add a generous amount of salt to the water, add the pasta, and cook until al dente. Drain, reserving a cup of the cooking liquid. Set aside.
Meanwhile in a large sauce pan, heated to medium high heat, cover the bottom of the pan with a splash of olive oil. Add the pancetta, or bacon and cook until crisp. Add the onion, peppers, asparagus, and garlic. Let cook until tender crisp. Add the sun dried tomatoes, the pesto, and the chicken. Add the reserved pasta water, and finally the pasta. Stir until all the sauce covers the pasta. Add some extra parmesan cheese, to taste and serve hot. This is great with a light salad on the side.
Try it - it'll be one of your favourites!