Pesto Chicken Pasta


You know those days when you just cannot be bothered cooking and are just wanting something really easy and quick to make.  Yep, we all have them!  Well, this is just the recipe for those times plus it’s probably already things you already have in your fridge and cupboard.  All you need are four ingredients and about 20 minutes cooking time.  So much quicker and cheaper than a takeaway!  This recipe makes enough for two people but you can adjust it accordingly to however many people you are feeding.


Pesto Chicken Pasta


2 Chicken breasts (cooked) cut into cubes or you could use Quorn Pieces
100g Pasta
Jar of Pesto Sauce
10 Cherry Tomatoes (halved)


How to make:

Cook your chicken as directed or you could use leftovers from your Sunday Roast
Boil your pasta as directed on the packet. Once the pasta is cooked al dente, drain and place back into the pan. Add the cherry tomato halves, chicken/Quorn and 1 heaped tablespoon of pesto and mix until they all thoroughly coated.

Season with black pepper and serve with a green salad. Yum!!


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13 responses to “Pesto Chicken Pasta”

  1. Hello Denise! Thanks for linking up to my Where Rainbows End blog hop 🙂 This chicken and pesto pasta sounds delicious, I must give this a try! Now following you via GFC.

    Fiona @

    • admin says:

      Hi Fiona

      Thanks for dropping in by and following :)! I already follow your lovely blog on GFC. It is really nice & very quick to make so ideal for those nights you can't be bothered to cook.

      Have a lovely weekend xx

  2. I am obsessed with pesto and trying to lose weight so thanks for putting up this healthy option 🙂

    Katie from

    • admin says:

      Hi Katie

      Thanks for dropping in by. It is really tasty & hope you enjoy it if you get round to making it :)! I'm away to check out your blog now 🙂 x

  3. Libby says:

    Yum! That looks delicious. 🙂 xx

  4. admin says:

    Hi Libby

    Thanks for dropping in by :). It tastes better than it looks. I'm away to check out your blog 🙂 x

  5. Ohh how mean – this looks way to yammy to read the post before breakfast! 😛 Anything with cherry tomatos is a win for me 🙂 Thanks for giving me an idea Denise.

    Nice to meet you btw. Found your blog through Fiona's Where Rainbows End Blog Hop.
    Have a lovely sunday.

    • admin says:

      I love cherry tomatoes too. I use them in loads of things. Nice to meet you too & thanks for dropping in by. I will check out your blog too 🙂 xx

  6. Chloe says:

    Hi Denise, I found your blog through Fiona's blog hop! Everyone keeps talking about pesto with pasta & I've never tried it haha, I probably should because I live on pasta!

    Chloe – Very Lovely Stuff

    • admin says:

      Hi Chloe
      Thanks for checking out my blog, if you love pasta then pesto is a winner. You just boil your pasta & chuck some pesto in & stir. Minimum effort required :)!
      I will check out your blog too xx

  7. Pesto and chicken is definitely one of my favourite combinations – I'll be adapting this recipe at some point! I find it especially good cold 🙂 x

  8. Kelly says:

    I love this recipe, but with red pesto 🙂

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