Pesto Fettuccine with Chicken Recipe

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A jar of pesto is the secret ingredient in this colorful pasta dish. You can make it with any type of pasta you have on hand.

How To Make Pesto Fettuccine with Chicken

Prep: 8 mins
Cook: 15 mins
Total: 23 mins


  • 1 lb fettuccine, linguine or spaghetti
  • 1 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 pcs 6 oz boneless chicken breast, skinless
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp ground black pepper
  • 18 pcs cherry tomatoes, sliced in half
  • ½ cup prepared pesto
  • ¼ cup baby arugula


  1. In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook pasta. Follow the cooking instructions in the packaging.

  2. Drain pasta and keep 1 cup of pasta water.

  3. Meanwhile, in a medium skillet heat up your olive oil.

  4. Season chicken with salt and pepper and cook over medium-high heat until lightly browned and firm to touch, about 5 minutes per side.

  5. Transfer the chicken to a plate, cut in chunks and cover with foil to keep warm.

  6. Using the same skillet, cook tomatoes over medium-high heat for about 2 mins.

  7. Pour some pasta water, then add chicken and pesto. Simmer for another 2 mins.

  8. Toss in your pasta and butter to your pesto and chicken sauce. Stir and mix them well together.

  9. On a plate, finish pesto pasta with arugula on top and drizzle with olive oil. Serve and enjoy!


  • Sugar: 1g
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  • Calcium: 4mg
  • Calories: 772kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 84g
  • Cholesterol: 8mg
  • Fat: 29g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Iron: 1mg
  • Potassium: 17mg
  • Protein: 39g
  • Saturated Fat: 3g
  • Sodium: 292mg
  • Trans Fat: 1g
  • Vitamin A: 141IU
  • Vitamin C: 1mg
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