Chicken Pesto Pasta

95 reviews

Comforting pesto pasta with juicy chicken!

Very easy

6 minutes

Prep time

20 minutes

Cook time

737 cal.

Per serving



Frying pan, Stovetop, Pot (small), Knife


Chicken breast

Step 1

Pat the chicken dry with a paper towel. Halve the chicken lengthwise.

Olive oil

Step 2

Heat a drizzle of oil on a pan over medium-high heat. Add the chicken. Season with salt & pepper. Sear undisturbed, 5-7 min on each side, until fully cooked (internal temp reaches 165°F). Transfer to a plate or cutting board.

Pasta (fusilli or rotini)

Step 3

In a pot of salted, boiling water, cook the pasta according to package instructions. Strain the pasta.

Chicken breast

Step 4

Slice the chicken.

Pasta (fusilli or rotini)
Onion powder
Parmesan (grated)

Step 5

Add the pasta to the same pan over low heat. Add onion powder, pesto & parmesan cheese. Mix it all together.

Chicken breast
Peas (frozen)

Step 6

Add in the sliced chicken. Mix it all together. Add the peas, stir & cook 2 more min.

Parmesan (grated)

Step 7

Serve hot, topped with more parmesan cheese. Enjoy!

😋 Gourmet tipHannah

Try making pesto from scratch! Search "Homemade Basil Pesto" in the app to learn how!

- Hannah, Food Editor

Personal notes

Add your own flavor!

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Nutrition facts

Average estimated amount for one serving

Energy737 cal.
Fat40 g
Carbohydrates60 g
Protein54 g
Fiber5 g

Values are based on an average estimate for one serving. All nutrition information presented on Jow is intended for informational purposes only. If you have any concerns or questions about your health, please consult with a health-care professional.

On average, one serving of the recipe "Chicken Pesto Pasta" contains 737 Energy, 40 g of Fat, 60 g of Carbohydrates, 54 g of Protein, 5 g of Fiber.

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