Pesto chicken pasta

Chef: Tesco
Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 10 mins
Pesto chicken pasta
Chicken and pesto go amazingly well together, this dish is simple and very quick to make.

1 tbsp olive oil

541g chicken fillets, sliced into pieces

4 tbsp premade, pesto sauce

300g dried pasta of choice

2 tbsp parmesan cheese, grated for topping

In a bowl, add the chicken pieces and mix in the pesto sauce until well coated and set aside.

Bring a large saucepan of salted water to the boil and cook the pasta according to the instructions.

Drain and set aside.

Meanwhile, in a large frying pan, on a medium heat cook the chicken pieces with pesto until they are fully cooked and they have gone crispy and golden.

Turn off the hob immediately once they are done.

Mix the pasta into the pan with the chicken and the sauce.

Sprinkle the parmesan cheese onto each portion, then serve.


Preparation Time
10 minutes

Cooking Time
10 minutes

Main ingredients
Cheese, Chicken, Pasta & Noodles

Recipe Type
Easy, Family Dinners, Pasta/Noodles, Quick Meals


Level of Difficulty

The chicken in the pesto sauce when cooking can spit, so if you have one, use a splatter screen. Or stir at arms length.

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