Solo Pesto Chicken and Pasta

READY IN: 12mins
Recipe by Bill Hilbrich

Served with a side dish of vegetables, this will make a filling meal for one. Cooked Shrimp could also be used. The quantities to make the sauce are just enough to coat the pasta without leaving it in a puddle.

Top Review by sugarpea

Wow, you really ought to try this. It's creamy and sooo incredibly satisfying. I sauteed diced chicken breast in olive oil and lots of garlic, then added the pesto and Greek yogurt rather than sour cream. Then I added cooked penne to the saute pan along with the parmesan. Twenty-five stars for the resulting sauce.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook the pasta in 2 quarts of salted water for about 8 minutes, and drain.
  2. Cook the chicken breast whole until it reaches an internal temperature of 175°F degrees, and dice into bite size pieces.
  3. Mix the pesto sauce, sour cream, and parmesan cheese in the bottom of a serving bowl, add the hot pasta and toss to coat.
  4. Add the cooked chicken and toss again.

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