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One-Pan Garlic Chicken Pesto Pasta

Whip up a delightful one-pan wonder with this Garlic Chicken Pesto Pasta recipe. Bursting with flavor, this dish combines tender chicken, aromatic pesto, and perfectly cooked pasta for a meal that's sure to impress.

August 18, 2023
99% would make again

Under 30 minutes

One-Pan Garlic Chicken Pesto Pasta

Under 30 minutes


for 4 servings

  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, sliced into 1/2 inch (2cm) strips
  • 2 tablespoons chopped garlic
  • ½ tablespoon kosher salt
  • ½ tablespoon freshly ground black pepper
  • ¾ cup heavy cream (175 mL)
  • ½ cup grated parmesan cheese (55 g), plus more for garnish
  • ¼ cup pesto (55 g)
  • 3 cups penne pasta (600 g), cooked and drained
  • ¾ cup cherry tomatoes (150 g), halved
  • chopped fresh basil, for garnish

Nutrition Info

  • Calories 764
  • Fat 41g
  • Carbs 35g
  • Fiber 21g
  • Sugar 3g
  • Protein 65g

Estimated values based on one serving size.


  1. Heat the oil in a pan over high heat. Add the chicken, garlic, salt, and pepper and cook until the chicken is browned.
  2. Mix in the heavy cream, Parmesan, and pesto, stirring until evenly combined.
  3. Bring to a boil and cook until the sauce has reduced, 5-7 minutes.
  4. Toss in the pasta and cherry tomatoes, stirring until evenly coated. Remove the pan from the heat.
  5. Garnish with more Parmesan and basil for serving.
  6. Enjoy!
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One-Pan Garlic Chicken Pesto Pasta