Pasta with Pesto and Poached Chicken

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins

Lovely creamy Chicken Salad, quick and easy! from B H & G

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook pasta according to package directions, adding chicken the last 5 to 6 minutes of cooking.
  2. Cook till pasta is tender but firm and chicken is no longer pink.
  3. Drain pasta and chicken.
  4. Rinse with cold water, drain again.
  5. Combine pesto and sour cream in a large mixing bowl.
  6. Add pasta/chicken mixture, chopped veggies and tomato.
  7. Toss lightly to coat.
  8. If desired, sprinkle with nuts.


Most Helpful

This was pretty good. Almost doubled sauce, and added red pepper, tomatoes, and sun dried tomatoes, and instead of poaching, pan fried the chicken after cutting it up. Cooled everything quickly in the freezer and stirred together. This was really easy, very good for the effort. The only thing about this recipe is that it can get a touch expensive with premade pest.

mawr July 13, 2011

A very quick and easy summer meal :) I used a basil based pesto and added red, green, and orange diced pepers, chopped spring onions and halved cherry tomatoes. I also added some freshly ground black pepper and added salt to the cooking water. I topped with pine nuts to serve. Another 'keeper' for me :)

Jen T March 20, 2008

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