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30 Minute Chicken Basil Pesto Pasta

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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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  • 2 cups 250 grams of bow tie noodles cooked to al dente
  • 2 large boneless, skinless chicken breasts cut into bite size chunks
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil for cooking
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried pepper flakes
  • 3 cloves chopped garlic
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup frozen green peas
  • 1/2 cup 120 grams of basil pesto
  • 3 tablespoons sun dried tomatoes, chopped
  • 15 medium cherry tomatoes, chopped
  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 364
% 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
David Hood
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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!