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Creamy Chicken Pesto Pasta

Creamy Chicken Pesto Pasta

Tender chicken and rotini pasta are smothered in a delectable pesto sauce and topped with Parmesan cheese in this quick and easy Creamy Chicken Pesto Pasta recipe.
Course Dinner
Cuisine Mediterranean
Keyword chicken, one-pot meals, pasta, pesto
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 509kcal
Author Alaina Bullock
Cost $15


  • 1 16 oz package of tri-color rotini pasta
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • tbsp Exta Virgin Olive Oil
  • 2 skinless boneless chicken breasts cut into thin strips
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • cups heavy cream
  • ¼ cup pesto
  • 4 tablespoons parmesan cheese shredded
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Boil a large pot of lightly salted water, then add pasta and cook according to insturctions on box for al dente.
  • Meanwhile, slice the chicken breasts into strips, and season with salt and pepper.
  • Then heat the butter and olive oil in a large skillet oven medium heat until the butter is completely melted.
  • Add in the fresh minced garlic and saute for about 1 minute before adding chicken strips.
  • Cook until chicken is completely white on the outside.
  • Reduce heat, then stir in the heavy cream, pesto, Parmesan cheese, and a dash of salt and pepper.
  • Cook until chicken is no longer pink on the inside.
  • Drain pasta, and add it to the chicken and sauce.
  • Mix well and serve, sprinkling some more Parmesan cheese on top.


Serving: 1person | Calories: 509kcal