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Creamy Pesto Chicken Pasta | lecremedelacrumb.com

Chicken Pesto Pasta Recipe

This creamy pesto chicken pasta is a no-muss, no-fuss, flavorful recipe that uses pantry staples combined with other easy-to-find ingredients and cooks up in just 30 minutes!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
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Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 708kcal
Author Tiffany


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil butter
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • ½ onion chopped
  • 2 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts cut into ½ inch chunks
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt plus more to taste
  • 2 ½ cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 8 ounces penne, butterfly, or ziti pasta
  • cup prepared pesto sauce
  • ¼ cup grated parmesan cheese


  • Heat the oil and butter in a large (12-inch), 2-inch deep skillet over medium heat. When the butter stops foaming, stir in the onion and garlic until softened and fragrant, 2-3 minutes.
  • Stir in the chicken and cook for 1 minute, then sprinkle salt and flour over the chicken, stirring to coat.
  • Gradually stir in the broth, and then the cream. Raise the heat and bring to a boil.
  • Stir in the pasta noodles. Bring the heat down to a low simmer and cover the pan. Cook 12-15 minutes until pasta is tender.
  • Remove from heat and stir in the pesto until incorporated. Remove from heat, top with parmesan cheese and serve immediately.


Use my favorite 5-minute fresh homemade pesto recipe


Calories: 708kcal | Carbohydrates: 51g | Protein: 38g | Fat: 39g | Saturated Fat: 18g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 162mg | Sodium: 1022mg | Potassium: 753mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1514IU | Vitamin C: 13mg | Calcium: 179mg | Iron: 2mg