Chicken pesto pasta

Chicken pesto pasta


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About this recipe: Easy pasta dish with cooked chicken, peas, pesto sauce, creme fraiche and fresh basil. Tastes gorgeous.

cerysollner Shropshire, England, UK

Serves: 4 

  • 350g pasta bows
  • 225g frozen peas
  • 2 cooked chicken fillets, chopped
  • 200g creme fraiche
  • 4 tablespoons pesto sauce
  • fresh basil leaves
  • 2 tomatoes, finely chopped (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

Prep:4min  ›  Cook:25min  ›  Ready in:29min 

  1. Cook the pasta in a large pan of lightly salted boiling water according the packet instructions.
  2. Add frozen peas for the last 3 to 4 minutes of cooking time. Drain well and return to the pan.
  3. Stir in the cooked chicken, creme fraiche and pesto sauce and return to gentle heat. Cook for 1 to 2 minutes until piping hot!!!! Serve in warmed bowls and topped with fresh basil, or with tomatoes finely chopped, and olive oil drizzled over the top.

Serving suggestion

Serve with a tomato salad.

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Reviews (12)


Very easy cheesecake recipe and very tasty. Our biscuit base was a bit crumbly so I may use more butter next time. It went down a treat at a family get together. - 12 Mar 2013


First time cooking with pesto so I was apprehensive. This was really tasty and not too strong in flavour. Thank you! - 05 Mar 2014


Really easy to prepare and tasted lovely :-) Great for a quick and easy dinner. Kids loved it too! - 16 May 2012

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