Easy One-Pan Garlic Chicken Pesto Pasta

Kayleen: "So easy to prepare and make. Tastes great." Read More


  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 2 chicken breasts (sliced into ½-inch strips)
  • 2 tablespoons garlic (chopped)
  • 1/2 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 tablespoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup pesto
  • 3 cups penne pasta, cooked and drained
  • 3/4 cup cherry tomatoes (halved)
  • Parmesan cheese (to garnish)
  • basil (Chopped, to garnish)
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    NutritionView More

    Sodium49% DV1170mg
    Fat45% DV29g
    Protein55% DV28g
    Carbs2% DV5g
    Fiber0% DV0g
    Calories390Calories from Fat260
    Total Fat29g45%
    Saturated Fat15g75%
    Trans Fat
    Calories from Fat260
    Total Carbohydrate5g2%
    Dietary Fiber0g0%
    Vitamin A25%
    Vitamin C10%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


    Kayleen a year ago
    So easy to prepare and make. Tastes great.
    Inara Aeryn 2 years ago
    Amazing! It’s simple but flavorful. I could easily edit this recipe to be roasted vegetables instead of chicken for my vegetarian mother without much hassle. Definitely making this again!
    Bobby K. 2 years ago
    Great and super easy meal
    Liu 2 years ago
    Easy and delicious! Will definitely keep this as a staple recipe. Made my own heavy cream with soy milk and butter. Thickened up in the pot nicely without corn starch.
    Dorian Williams 2 years ago
    Really easy to make and tastes great! My 8yr old niece is a big fan of it too.
    Bee H. 2 years ago
    Good added peas Will make again
    Daniela R. 2 years ago
    turned out great! My family ate it all up so fast. I added a little bit of chopped bacon and it was delicious. My favorite part was that it took no time to make.
    Priscilla 2 years ago
    Quick and easy to make! I used a splash of milk instead of cream and it turned out great
    Jackie H. 3 years ago
    Awesome! Really a great easy recipe for work nights
    Croke 3 years ago
    I love this recipe! i substituted half & half for the heavy cream in the recipe, and the consistency is pretty much the same as it would have been had I used the heavy cream. The garlic really made this the perfect dish and the pesto was also a nice touch. My family loved this dish. A bit of advice, use a BIG pan. I had to switch pans because I didnt realize the volume of the pasta once added would be so large. Other than that, it was perfect.
    Emma G. 3 years ago
    Very good! I found the garlic to be a little strong in this recipe (surprisingly) so I would be wary of that. It could have also used a little more chicken, but the recommended amount was sufficient. Makes a LOT👍
    Marilyn Amanda 3 years ago
    I never Cook in fact im terrible at it. cooked my first dish in almost a year and my boyfriend was so impressed. this is an amazing easy recipe. 5 stars!!!
    Theresa G. 4 years ago
    We liked this very much! It does make a lot. I made half and it was way too much for the two of us. I followed the recipe exactly and my husband said it was a keeper.
    Nichole R. 4 years ago
    Delicious!! I added a little chopped broccoli but it was perfect either way. Definite winner!! 😊😊😊

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