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Chicken, Tomato & Pesto Pasta

Published Sunday, 18 July, 2010 by hattie

A winner with all! Tasty hot or cold!



  • Just as tasty without the chicken if you're not a meat eater (or simply can't afford to buy it!)
  • Pasta
  • Sliced chicken breast (cheaper alternative: precook thighs/legs and tear meat off the bone then add at the end to heat through)
  • Onion
  • Peppers
  • Fresh tomatoes
  • Chicken stock cube
  • Pesto
  • Tbsp of tomato pasta sauce (can use the rest for tomorrow's dinner :) )
  • Generous tbsp creme fraiche


1. Cook pasta in salted water

2. Meanwhile fry onions until soft, then add chicken

3. Cook for a couple of mins then add rest of veg and fry until the chicken's cooked through.

4. Dissolve the stock cube in a little boiling water, then stir it into the chicken with the creme fraiche and tomato sauce, then a spoon of pesto.

5. Add sauce into the pasta and eat! Yum!

Tip: Can add bacon, chorizo, mushrooms, olives, more veg, or parmesan on top... what's great about this recipe is that you can shove in whatever you've got!

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