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Easy Chicken Pesto and Pasta

Updated on December 19, 2012

This is by far the most requested meal at my house. It requires very little effort and time, and the taste will not disappoint!

Cook Time

Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 20 min
Ready in: 30 min
Yields: Serves 4 hungry people

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5 stars from 3 ratings of Easy Chicken Pesto and Pasta


  • 1 bag (14 oz) frozen chopped peppers and onions
  • 2 Tbls olive oil
  • 1.5 lb boneless skinless chicken, cubed
  • 1 cup basil pesto
  • 1 lb rotini pasta
  • Shredded Parmesan, optional


  1. Boil water and cook pasta according to directions on package.
  2. In large skillet over medium-high heat, cook peppers and onions until soft. Set vegetables aside in bowl.
  3. Heat oil in the skillet used for vegetables, add chicken and cook until chicken is golden brown on the outside and not pink at all on the inside. Add vegetables and pesto and stir until mixture is warm.
  4. Combine the noodles and pesto mixture and serve warm. Add shredded Parmesan to each serving.

Vegetarian Option

We leave out the chicken when we have vegetarians over for dinner. It is still delicious!


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      Preston and Kate 4 years ago from the Midwest

      Great and easy recipe! We will be adding it to our monthly rotation...especially since we need to use up all the pesto we froze last season. Thanks for the yummy recipe!

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      ExpectGreatThings 4 years ago from Illinois

      You'll have to let me know if you like it!

    • prestonandkate profile image

      Preston and Kate 4 years ago from the Midwest

      I added this to our meal plan for this week. We are looking forward to trying it!