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Chicken Pesto Pasta

Chicken Pesto Pasta

Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 

Chicken Pesto Pasta is a quick and easy dinner idea. Creamy homemade pesto sauce, garlic and juicy sauteed chicken breasts are served on a bed of spaghetti. This pesto pasta recipe is a family favorite!

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: 20 minute meal, chicken pesto pasta, pasta dinner recipe
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 607 kcal
Author: Catalina Castravet

Ingredients

  • 8 oz. spaghetti
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 lb. boneless skinless chicken breasts cut into 1 inch cubes
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 cup low-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 cups pesto sauce homemade or store-bought
Garnish:
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan Cheese
  • freshly chopped parsley for garnish

Instructions

  1. Cook the pasta according to the package directions.
  2. In the meantime, place a large skillet over medium-high heat and add olive oil. Season the chicken with salt and pepper, then add it to the sizzling oil. Cook until the chicken is nicely seared, and looks golden brown.
  3. Add the garlic to pan, stir and cook for one minute, until fragrant.
  4. Deglaze the pan with the broth and then add the pesto sauce. Stir to combine.
  5. Allow the mixture to simmer, then add the cooked pasta. You can add water to the mixture if it thickens more than you prefer. Toss to cover the pasta in the pesto sauce.

  6. Plate the servings, garnish with fresh parsley, parmesan and enjoy your delicious, creamy pesto chicken pasta dinner!

Nutrition Facts

Chicken Pesto Pasta
Amount Per Serving
Calories 607 Calories from Fat 333
% Daily Value*
Fat 37g57%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Cholesterol 62mg21%
Sodium 996mg43%
Potassium 391mg11%
Carbohydrates 35g12%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 28g56%
Vitamin A 1760IU35%
Vitamin C 1.2mg1%
Calcium 239mg24%
Iron 1.4mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.