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Easy Creamy Pesto Chicken Pasta

Pesto Chicken Pasta

This recipe is great when you're in a hurry, and somehow have to make a delicious dinner appear quickly. Like magic. Easy Basil Pesto Chicken Recipe #supermom
Course Main
Cuisine Italian
Author PetersFoodAdventures

Ingredients

  • 400 g fettuccine noodles
  • 1 whole roast chicken shredded
  • 6-8 tablespoons pesto
  • 2 cups of cream
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • parmesan to garnish
  • basil leaves to garnish

Instructions

  1. Bring a large stockpot to a boil, and cook the fettuccine noodles as per instructions. Drain and set aside.
  2. While the pasta is cooking, shred the chicken to bite size pieces. Heat the shredded chicken, pesto, salt and pepper and cook together for about 5 minutes. The pesto must be evenly mixed, chicken heated, and sauce starting to thicken.
  3. Add the drained pasta to the pesto chicken mixture and mix together over low heat until heated and well combined. Garnish with fresh basil, parmesan, and extra pesto.

Recipe Notes

Optional - You can substitute roast chicken with raw chicken breast. Cut into small pieces and fry in 2 tablespoons of oil until cooked, before adding pesto in Step 2.