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Pesto Chicken Pasta

Pesto Chicken Pasta

Discover our healthy chicken pesto pasta recipe. Made with delicious and nutritious ingredients, this red pesto chicken pasta recipe is one fit for families – the kids will love it and so will you! Cook up a mid-week dinner or throw together a delicious lunch – tomato pesto chicken pasta is a versatile dish for every time of day.

At a Glance


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Prep Time:

5 min

Cooking Time:

15 min

How To Make Pesto Chicken Pasta

Our easy, mid-week chicken pesto pasta recipe is full of flavour and quick and easy to make. Rustle up a flavourful dinner in no time, resulting in a delicious chicken pesto pasta recipe that will leave you wanting more.

What you'll need:

  • 75g uncooked fusilli
  • 150g chopped skinless chicken breast
  • 5ml olive oil
  • 20g red pesto
  • ½ chopped red pepper
  • ½ chopped onion
  • 1 crushed garlic clove
  • 5g grated parmesan
  • Black pepper


  1. Add fusilli to a saucepan of boiling water and simmer for 6-8 minutes until tender, then drain.
  2. Preheat a frying Then add olive oil, garlic and onion. Cook for two minutes before adding the chicken, and cook for a further five minutes until the meat is cooked through.
  3. At this point, add and mix in the red pesto, red pepper and black pepper.
  4. Stir in the drained penne and heat for a further minute before serving up with parmesan and more black pepper.

Nutritional Info: 

587 calories

45g protein

68g carbs

15g fat

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