Penne with chicken and pesto

Penne with chicken and pesto


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About this recipe: This is a quick and easy dish of chicken and pasta tossed in a creamy pesto and Parmesan cheese sauce. If you are trying to reduce calories, you could substitute chicken stock for half of the cream.


Serves: 8 

  • 450g penne pasta
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breast fillets - cut into thin strips
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 300ml double cream
  • 4 tablespoons pesto
  • 3 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

Prep:20min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:30min 

  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to the boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.
  2. Heat butter and olive oil in a large frying pan over medium heat. Gently fry chicken for 5 to 7 minutes, adding the garlic when the chicken is almost cooked. Reduce heat and stir in salt and pepper, cream, pesto and Parmesan cheese. Stir in cooked pasta and serve.

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