Chicken Pesto Pasta

Chicken Pesto Pasta

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Servings: 4 servings


1 tablespoon olive oil

1 tablespoon butter

1/2 onion, chopped

2 teaspoons garlic, minced

1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite sized pieces

2 tablespoons flour

1 teaspoon salt, plus more to taste

2-1/2 cups chicken broth

1 cup heavy cream

8 ounces penne pasta (or other short-cut pasta)

1/3 cup prepared pesto sauce

1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese


   In a large deep skillet, heat the oil and butter over medium heat. When the butter stops foaming, add the onion and cook until softened and translucent, 2-3 minutes. Add the garlic and cook for 30 seconds, or until fragrant.

   Add the chicken and cook for 1 minute, then sprinkle salt and flour over the chicken, and stir to coat.

Gradually stir in the broth, and then the cream. Raise the heat and bring to a boil.

Stir in the pasta noodles. Decrease the heat to a low simmer and cover the pan. Cook 12-15 minutes until pasta is tender.

Remove from heat and stir in the pesto until incorporated. Top with parmesan cheese and serve immediately.

Nutrition Info:

Calories: 708 kcal, Carbohydrates: 51 g, Protein: 38 g, Fat: 39 g, Saturated Fat: 18 g, Trans Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 162 mg, Sodium: 1022 mg, Potassium: 753 mg, Fiber: 3 g, Sugar: 3 g, Vitamin A: 1514 IU, Vitamin C: 13 mg, Calcium: 179 mg, Iron: 2 mg

The nutritional information on this website is only an estimate and is provided for convenience and as a courtesy only. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed. It should not be used as a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.

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