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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.

May 05, 2023
One-Pan Garlic Chicken Pesto Pasta


for 4 servings

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

Nutrition Info

  • Calories 612
  • Fat 37g
  • Carbs 44g
  • Fiber 19g
  • Sugar 3g
  • Protein 37g

Estimated values based on one serving size.


  1. Heat the oil in a pan over high heat. Combine the chicken, garlic, salt, and pepper, cooking until chicken is browned.
  2. Then, mix in the heavy cream, parmesan, and pesto, stirring until evenly combined.
  3. Next, bring to a boil and cook until the sauce has reduced, about five to seven minutes.
  4. Toss in the pasta and cherry tomatoes, stirring until evenly coated. Remove from heat.
  5. To serve, sprinkle parmesan cheese and basil on top!
  6. Enjoy!
One-Pan Garlic Chicken Pesto Pasta