Creamy Red Pesto Chicken With Pasta

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins

I was surprised how quickly and easily this recipe came together. It's tasty and looks good. I used creme fraiche for this but I expect sour cream would work as well.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Bring water to the boil in a saucepan and start to cook the pasta (if using fresh pasta, start cooking it later).
  2. Heat the oil in a skillet over a medium heat. Add the diced chicken and cook for 4 minutes.
  3. Add the diced red onion and cook for a further 5 minutes.
  4. Add the sundried tomato pesto and creme fraiche to the chicken and onion in the skillet. Stir and heat through thoroughly, making sure the chicken is fully cooked.
  5. Stir in the grated parmesan cheese and season to taste with salt and pepper.
  6. Add the sauce to the pasta, stir through and serve, or alternatively serve the pasta topped with the sauce.
Most Helpful

This was great - very easy and tasty. I used prepackaged pesto and sour cream. Thanks for the recipe!

EB212 January 31, 2011

Oh my this was so yummy. I used homemade pesto "Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto" and fat-free sour cream. Served over whole wheat linguini. So light and tasty. Thanks for posting.

MsSally November 13, 2009