30 Minute Chicken Basil Pesto Pasta

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30 minute chicken basil pesto pasta is so easy to make and incredibly delicious Actually, this dish will only take 20 to 30 minutes if you work on the chicken while boiling the pasta. The great thing is, this recipe is a budget meal as well and you can probably serve a family for 4 for twelve to fifteen dollars.

I use bow tie pasta, but you can use any type of pasta. Personally, I feel the bow tie pasta adds a wonderful appearance to the dish. The basil pesto and sun dried tomatoes add a flavour that is simply out of this world.

I mean, you simply can’t go wrong with this wonderful midweek budget meal.

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30 Minute Chicken Basil Pesto Pasta

Difficulty: Intermediate Prep Time 10 min Cook Time 15 min Total Time 25 mins Servings: 4 Calories: 364 Best Season: Suitable throughout the year


If you're anything like me, you're always looking for something quick and easy. While this scrumptious chicken basil pesto pasta is your huckleberry. Great hot or cold, it's certainly a crowd pleaser.



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  1. Add the chicken to a pan over medium high heat. Season with salt, pepper, Italian seasoning, and hot pepper flakes. Stir and fry until browned and cooked through. 

  2. Add in the onion, garlic, and peas. Stir and saute until garlic is fragrant. This will take about 2 minutes. 

  3. Put the noodles, pesto, sun dried tomatoes, and cherry tomatoes in. Toss until well combined.

  4. Serve and enjoy your 30 minute chicken basil pesto pasta.

Nutrition Facts

Servings 1

Amount Per Serving
Calories 364kcal
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 20g31%
Saturated Fat 3.4g17%
Cholesterol 58mg20%
Sodium 187mg8%
Potassium 299mg9%
Total Carbohydrate 43g15%
Dietary Fiber 2.9g12%
Sugars 0.9g
Protein 24g48%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs. Nutritional values are a within reason estimate and my vary depending on several factors.


As always, you can add more or less ingredients to suit your needs.

I use basil pesto from the store. Feel free to make your own. It might be a bit better, but it's more time consuming.


Keywords: Chicken Recipes, 30 Minute Dinners, Midweek Meals, Basil Chicken

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Hey, I’m David Hood And I’m so happy you’re here!! So many of my favorite memories in life seem to take place around the table, especially when surrounded by people I love. And of course, all the better when nourished by some seriously delicious foodHappy Cooking! 

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