Solo Pesto Chicken and Pasta

Total Time
Prep 2 mins
Cook 10 mins

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.

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.


Most Helpful

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.

sugarpea December 02, 2005

This was amazing! I doubled everything except for the chicken in the recipe so I could save some for later. I used Simply Organic Pesto mix and made that up ahead of time. I also diced up the chicken and sauteed it in olive garlic and minced garlic as suggested by another review. I used fettuccine because it was what I had on hand, and I also added some steamed peas and diced roma tomatoes to the sauce. It was delicious! I will definitely be making this again. So easy and quick!

Beanie06 August 01, 2010

i made this tonight....really a good dish....added garlic to chicken, also cut the chicken in small pieces before cooking.....will definitely make this again

pgarrison12 March 23, 2014

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