Pasta pesto with chicken

    25 min

    Great for a mid-week meal this chicken and pasta dish is simple, quick, easy and tastes great.

    4 people made this

    Serves: 3 

    • 400g pasta shapes,such as penne or bows
    • 2 teaspoons olive oil, divided
    • 2 chicken breasts, sliced into bite-size pieces
    • 7 medium sized mushrooms, sliced
    • 3 spring onions, sliced
    • 1/2 teaspoon crushed garlic or garlic puree
    • 1 pinch salt and pepper, to taste
    • 3 tablespoons green (or red) pesto
    • 150g soured cream or creme fraiche
    • grated Parmesan cheese for serving

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:25min 

    1. Bring a large saucepan of water to the boil with a pinch of salt; cook and drain the pasta according to the instructions on the packet.
    2. Heat olive oil in a pan; add chicken and cook until browned on all sides.
    3. Stir in sliced mushrooms and spring onions. Add the garlic, and season to your taste with salt and pepper.
    4. Stir in pesto and soured cream; allow to heat through and come to a simmer. Reduce heat, stir in cooked pasta.
    5. Serve with grated Parmesan cheese.

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    Reviews in English (3)


    Everyone I make this for loves it! Great flavours. Thanks.  -  07 Aug 2016


    Fantastic!!!! Made with my 7 year old daughter super quick super easy super TASTEY!!! An she's one of the pickeyest eaters i know! Only had one chicken breast so added prawns to bulk and added some great flavour, highly recommend!  -  04 Sep 2014  (Review from Allrecipes AU | NZ)


    This recipe was very easy to make, and very satisfying. Inext time though I will saute the mushroms and spring onions in the same pan.  -  18 Apr 2013  (Review from Allrecipes AU | NZ)