Chicken Pesto Pasta

Chicken Pesto Pasta

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This pasta is packed full of healthy, flavorful veggies and savory pesto sauce. Sauteed chicken makes this dish even heartier and the perfect summer meal.
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Italian
Servings 2 people
Calories 598 kcal


  • Cutting Board
  • Chef Knife
  • Food Processor
  • Pot
  • Strainer
  • Saute Pan
  • Heat resistant spoon/spatula


  • 1 each Chicken Breast diced
  • 1/2 box Pasta
  • 1/4 head Broccoli florets and chopped stems separate
  • 1/4 each Onion diced
  • 1 each Carrot peeled & diced
  • 1 each Roma Tomato diced
  • 1 packed cup Spinach
  • 12 leaves Basil
  • 1 oz Walnuts
  • 1 oz Parmesan Cheese
  • 2 cloves Garlic
  • Olive Oil as needed
  • Salt as needed
  • Pepper as needed


  • Bring a pot of water to a boil. Stir in the pasta and cook 8 minutes. Drain and reserve for the sauce.
  • In a food processor, pulse the spinach, basil, garlic, walnuts, salt and pepper together. Stream in olive oil to blend it into a loose paste. Add in the parmesan cheese. Adjust seasoning. If more oil is needed adjust that as well.
  • Heat a large saute an on medium. Add in 1 Tbs oil and then the diced chicken. Season and cook 4 minutes.
  • Add in the onions, carrot, and broccoli stems. Season with salt and pepper. Cook 2 minutes.
  • Stir in the broccoli florets and cook 3-4 minutes. Broccoli should be cooked and still a bright green. Adjust seasoning. Stir in the diced tomatoes and some of the pesto.
  • Toss in the pasta and fold together. Stir in the rest of the pesto, remove from heat and adjust seasoning.
  • Serve and Enjoy!


Calories: 598kcalCarbohydrates: 93gProtein: 24gFat: 15gSaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 10mgSodium: 261mgPotassium: 554mgFiber: 7gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 873IUVitamin C: 69mgCalcium: 252mgIron: 3mg
Keyword Basil, Chicken, Chicken Dishes, Chicken Recipes, Easy Chicken Recipes, Italian, Pasta, Pasta Dishes, Pasta Recipes, Pesto, Recipes, Simple Recipes, summer, vegetables
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