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Pasta with Chicken Pesto & Pine Nuts



We all love a quick pasta supper don’t we? I know I do! Pasta is so versatile and so quick when you’re working or have very little time

This Pasta with Chicken Pesto & Pine Nuts is a REALLY easy supper. It’s full of flavour and quick to make. What I would call a total babe! Everything that easypeasylemonsqueezy is all about! You don’t have to use penne you can use any shape you like, so many to choose from.

Also just a tip, make sure you get a lovely golden brown on your chicken pieces – it really is where all the flavour is. I love pesto it adds such a great flavour and lovely texture to this supper. The addition of pine nuts goes so well and adds a lovely texture too.

Let me know how you go at this Pasta with Chicken Pesto & Pine Nuts  dish and drop me a comment and let me know what you think…..




  • 2 Chicken Breast fillets, cut into small pieces, 2cm x 2cm
  • 2 Cloves Garlic, finely chopped
  • Salt & Freshly ground Black Pepper
  • 200g Button Mushrooms, halved
  • 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 130g Pesto – I use fresh, but jarred is ok
  • 50g Pine Nuts
  • 400g Fresh (chilled) Penne Pasta, or whatever shape you prefer
  • 2 handfuls of Spinach (optional)

Preparation Method

  1. Heat a large frying pan and  add the olive oil and then the chicken pieces and garlic and season with the salt & pepper
  2. Now this bit is REALLY important – you need to fry the chicken and get it really brown and crispy – so don’t move it around the pan too much, after 10 minutes add the halved mushrooms, continue to cook until golden
  3. Meanwhile cook the pasta in a pan of boiling water until it is ready (according on pack instructions)
  4. Drain the pasta and return to pan , add the pesto, stir well
  5. Add the pine nuts to the chicken pan and stir until they are a little toasted, about 2 minutes
  6. Finally add the chicken, mushroom and garlic to the pasta and stir (why not throw a couple of handfuls of spinach in? )
  7. Serve immediately



Jane Foulkes says:
Fresh pesto????? Thought it only came in jars ?? Xx
    Clare x says:
    yes hun - look in the chilled section - near the pasta x
farzanasalim says:
Realy yummy.
    Clare x says:
    Thanks - I LOVE it x
Eb Gargano / Easy Peasy Foodie says:
This looks delicious! Great recipe :-)
Steph Fulton says:
It was fantastic baked in the oven with added spinach, cherry tomatoes and mozzarella. Thanks :) x
Rose says:
Found this because I wanted to recreate my favourite