Chicken Pesto Pasta


This meal took me 15 minutes to whip up with less then 10 ingredients! I made the pesto from scratch using our pesto recipe . This is a family friendly recipe, can be gluten free if you swap the pasta for a gluten free alternative and vegetarian (swap the chicken for edamame beans).


Ingredients (serves 4)

  • 450gm chicken breast/ thighs, sliced into small chunks

  • 1 onion, diced

  • 3 garlic cloves, diced

  • 1-2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

  • 400g wholewheat pasta

  • 4 handfuls of spinach

  • 2 cups sliced mushrooms

  • 3/4 cup basil pesto

  • salt/ pepper to taste

Method

  1. Heat the olive oil in a pan and sauté the onions and garlic for 2-3 minutes. Add the chicken and mushrooms. Cook on low- medium heat until the chicken is cooked through.

  2. In the meantime, cook the pasta as per the packet instructions.

  3. Add the spinach to the chicken, stir to combine for 2 minutes. Drain the pasta then add into the pan with the chicken. Pour in the basil pesto and mix to combine. Garnish with basil leaves and/ or a bit of grated cheese.

Enjoy x