One-Pot Meal: Make Creamy and Flavourful Chicken Pesto Pasta

Arrabiata and Alfredo are two of the most popular choice of sauces to make pasta. However, there are quite a few other sauces that you can opt to make pasta. Pesto sauce that is made from basil, olive oil, pine nuts and parmesan cheese can be a great choice too. It is luscious and creamy.  Here we share a pesto pasta recipe with chicken that you can easily make with a handful of ingredients from your kitchen. Check it out!

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One-Pot Meal: Make Creamy and Flavourful Chicken Pesto Pasta
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Continental
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Continental
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Take a large pot and add enough water to it. Add a little salt and bring the water to a boil. Then add the pasta, sprinkle some drops of oil and let the pasta cook for 8 minutes. Drain and keep aside. Reserve ¼ cup of the pasta water.
  2. Take a skillet pan and heat some oil in it. Add the chicken pieces, Italian seasonings, salt and pepper. On medium-high flame sauté the chicken well for 6-8 minutes or until it is cooked through. Turn off the flame.
  3. Add the drained pasta to the skillet. Then add the chicken and Pesto sauce. Stir the ingredients well. Then add the starchy water to loosen up the sauce. Cook for a few minutes until it thickens slightly and serve hot.
Recipe Notes

Recipe Tip

You can add vegetables such as spinach, broccoli or sun-dried tomatoes to this recipe. Sauté them along with the chicken. 

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Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use leftover chicken to make this recipe?

Yes. You can use leftover roast chicken or barbecued chicken to make this recipe.

Which pasta can I use instead of Penne?

If Penne pasta is not available then you can use Bowties or Rotini to make this recipe. 

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