Creamy Chicken Pesto Pasta

READY IN: 35mins
Recipe by Cooking in Missouri

Excellent pasta dish! Must try it, you'll love it!

Top Review by Misti W.

Great recipe! My boyfriend said one of the best dishes I ever made! I did add a third tablespoon of basil pesto and one tablespoon of sun dried tomato pesto since we had some on hand. Will definitely make this again!

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Cook pasta according to package. Drain and set aside.
  2. In large skillet, melt 2 tablespoons butter and the olive oil over medium heat.
  3. Brown chicken breasts on both sides until nicely golden and cooked through, about 8-9 minutes each side. Remove from pan and cut into 1/2 pieces.
  4. Pour out drippings from pan but don't wipe the pan out. In the same pan, melt 1/4 cup butter on medium heat. Add the garlic and sun-dried tomatoes. Sauté for 2 minutes. Stir in heavy cream and dash of white pepper. Cook 5-6 minutes, stirring frequently. Slowly stir in the parmesan cheese into a creamy mixture, stirring constantly. Stir in the pesto sauce and cook for about 5 minutes, until thickened. Stir in the chicken pieces for about 3 minutes.
  5. Serve with breadsticks.
  6. Serve chicken and sauce over the hot noodles.
  7. Garnish with parmesan cheese and fresh ground black pepper (optional).

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