Prep:  10 minutes
Cook:  20 minutes
Serves:  4
Average: 4.2 (6 votes)
Recipe by: Perfect Italiano
This Chicken Pesto Pasta recipe also includes how to make your own homemade basil and parmesan pesto. Dinner is ready in 30 minutes. Easy!
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Chicken Pesto Pasta
Chicken Pesto Pasta
Perfect Basil Pesto
Chicken Pesto Pasta
  1. Heat the oil in a non-stick frying pan over medium heat. Add the chicken and cook for 6-8 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through
  2. Place the pasta in a large bowl and add the pesto and chicken and gently toss to coat. Season with salt & pepper as desired. Serve the chicken pesto pasta with Perfect Italiano™ Extra Sharp Parmesan and scattered with basil leaves
Perfect Basil Pesto
  1. Place the pine nuts, basil, garlic, Perfect Italiano™ Parmesan and olive oil in a small food processor and whizz until finely chopped
Tips & Hints:
  • Pesto recipe takes around 10 minutes and makes about one cup
  • Pesto will keep for 2-3 days in a sterilised jar in the fridge. Be sure to add an extra 1-2cm of olive oil to cover the surface which help prevent pesto from oxidising and going brown
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Won’t try this again
1 year 4 months ago
Very dry,