If you love pesto and pasta, you will devour this Creamy Chicken Pesto Pasta Recipe! It's so quick and easy to make, only has a couple of ingredients and tastes amazing!
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Creamy Chicken Pesto Pasta Recipe

If you love pesto and pasta, you will devour this Creamy Chicken Pesto Pasta Recipe! It's so quick and easy to make, only has a couple of ingredients and tastes amazing!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Italian
Calories: 319kcal
Author: Jen Nikolaus

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. penne pasta or other favorite pasta
  • 1.5 lbs. chicken breast fillets cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 3/4 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp. black pepper
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp. unsalted butter
  • 1 1/4 cup whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup chicken stock
  • 1/3 cup pesto homemade or my favorite store-brand is Filippo Berio
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese grated
  • Fresh basil diced for topping
  • Parmesan cheese grated for topping

Instructions

  • Cook the pasta according to the packaging directions.
  • Meanwhile, melt the butter and olive oil in a big cast iron pot. Season the chicken pieces with the salt and pepper. Sear the chicken until golden brown.
  • Pour in whipping cream, pesto, parmesan cheese and chicken broth. Simmer for a few minutes, until reduced a bit.
  • Toss in drained and cooked pasta. Top with fresh grated parmesan and chopped basil.
  • Serve and enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 319kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 24g | Sodium: 456mg | Fiber: 2.5g | Sugar: 1.5g