Pesto chicken pasta with sun-dried tomatoes and feta

    40 min

    A fast chicken pasta dish that is loaded with big flavour. Chicken breast and pasta are tossed with sun-dried tomatoes, feta, fresh basil, toasted pine nuts and your favourite shop-bought pesto.

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    Serves: 6 

    • 25g chopped sun-dried tomatoes
    • 350ml chicken stock
    • 6 skinless chicken breast fillets - cut into strips
    • 1 tablespoon olive oil
    • 2 cloves garlic, minced
    • 2 teaspoons cornflour
    • 175g prepared basil pesto
    • 4 tablespoons toasted pine nuts
    • 4 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
    • 110g crumbled feta cheese
    • 1 (500g) pack fusilli pasta
    • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:40min 

    1. Soak sun dried tomatoes in chicken stock.
    2. Cook chicken in oil with garlic in a large frying pan over medium heat until done.
    3. Meanwhile, cook the pasta in a large pot of boiling salted water until al dente. Drain.
    4. Stir cornflour into a couple of tablespoons of chicken stock. Stir remaining chicken stock, sun dried tomatoes, pesto, pine nuts, and basil into the frying pan with the chicken. Mix cornflour mixture into the sauce, and cook until thickened. Add feta a few minutes before serving.
    5. Serve sauce over pasta, and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.

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    Great easy and quick recipe that went down really well with all the family!  -  30 Aug 2013


    Really enjoyed this dish, easy to prepare!  -  16 Sep 2013


    This turned out fantastic. My husband raved!. Next time I might try adding a little more sun-dried tomatoes and maybe some artichoke hearts...  -  17 Sep 2001  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)