Easy Chicken Pesto Pasta

I’ve been craving chicken and pesto lately, so we had some for supper tonight!

Chicken Pesto Pasta

This is so easy to make, and it’s toddler approved!  My two-year-old son ate it up, saying “mmmm” every few minutes.

Easy Chicken Pesto Pasta

  • 2 chicken breasts
  • 4 cups of pasta (we’d normally use penne or fettuccine, but we had rigatoni on hand tonight)
  • 1 cup of grated mozarella
  • 4 tablespoons of cream
  • 4 tablespoons of pesto (homemade or store-bought)
  • dash of red pepper flakes
  1. Cook chicken.  I did mine in a frying pan with a little bit of oil.  I added a bit of pepper.  Cook and drain your pasta.
  2. Stir in cream, cheese, pesto, and pepper flakes into your pasta.  Add your chicken, and serve immediately.

Serves 4

This sauce recipe is great with seafood.  I love it with scallops and shrimp.  It’s also great over my pumpkin cannelloni.  If you want it more like a sauce, rather than what I’ve got here, omit the cheese, and add more cream, more like 1/2cup to 1cup.  You’d want to cook the sauce in a separate sauce pan for that.

Chicken Pesto Pasta

And no… that’s not red wine.  It’s my pregnancy substitute, grape juice.

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