Creamy Pesto Pasta with Chicken

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Cook: 15 mins


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Firstly, make sure you chop your veg and get your pasta on to cook, make sure your reserve some pasta water when draining.
Heat olive oil in non-stick pan on medium heat and add chicken. Fry for 4-5 mins until cooked through. Add red onion and sweet red pepper and continue to cook for 3-4 mins before adding pesto. Stir the pesto until combined and add cooked pasta.
Stir well, add light cream cheese and a few ladles of pasta water and continue to stir until creamy. Add fresh basil, chopped cherry tomatoes and chilli flakes and give it a final stir.
Garnish with chopped basil and grated parmesan.

Nutritional Info

Cals – 480

Carbs – 55g

Protein – 35g

Fat – 12g


Serves Serves 4

Pesto Pasta

  • Tbsp of extra virgin olive oil.
  • 400g of chicken breast - diced.
  • 1 red onion - finely chopped.
  • 1 sweet red pepper - finely chopped.
  • 2-3 of tbsp pesto.
  • 300g of penne pasta - cooked. (Weighs 300g when uncooked)
  • 2 heaped tbsp of light cream cheese.
  • A handful of cherry tomatoes - chopped in half.
  • A handful of fresh basil - chopped.

To Garnish

  • Fresh basil.
  • Grated parmesan.

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