Fresh Fettuccine With Pulled Rotisserie Chicken, Pesto, and Roas

Total Time
Prep 8 mins
Cook 10 mins

What better to cook than something so fast and packed with flavor? I got this recipe from Sara Moulton's show. Instead of pulled rotisserie I just fried chicken breast with adobo. I also omitted the olives since they're not my taste. I almost went into a panic when I thought I lost the recipe. That's how much I love it!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Put the pesto in a large bowl.
  2. Cook the pasta according to package instructions.
  3. Drain the pasta and reserve 1/3 cup of the pasta water.
  4. Whisk the pasta water into the pesto.
  5. While the pasta is cooking, heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  6. Add the garlic and cook, stiffing until soft and fragrant, about 30 seconds.
  7. Add the chicken, peppers, and olives and cook, stirring until hot, about 3 minutes.
  8. Season with salt and pepper.
  9. Add the pasta and cheese to the pesto and toss and combine.
  10. Add the chicken mixture and combine.
  11. Divide the pasta among 4 bowls and serve immediately.
  12. Pass parmesan at the table.
Most Helpful

5 5

Great recipe!! I used jarred pesto, rotisserie chicken and jarred roasted peppers all from Costco. Easy to make and my kids loved the meal also. tip: if using jarred roasted peppers, make sure they are well drained and then pat dry with paper towels. It saves time for those busy families on the go!

5 5

yummy, easy to make and the left overs the next day were even better

5 5

I made this recipe because of a recommendation from KateL at the Best of 2008 Cookbook tag. I can see why she recommended this yummy recipe. It has a really wonderful combination of flavors. I love the roasted sweet peppers with the basil pesto. The recipe is a cinch to prepare, especially by using a cooked rotisserie chicken. I used jarred Classico basil pesto and roasted sweet peppers marinated in oil. I skipped the black olives this time, since I didn't have any on hand. I can imagine that kalamata olives would be perfect in the recipe. Note: This recipe feeds more than 4 people...probably up to 8!