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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


  • 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


  • Bring a large stockpot to a boil, and cook the fettuccine noodles as per instructions. Drain and set aside.
  • 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.
  • 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.


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.