Chicken pesto pasta

    29 min

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


    Shropshire, England, UK
    344 people made this

    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 in English (13)


    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