Spicy Pesto Chicken and Pasta Recipe

A very elegant tasting pasta and chicken dish with an added bonus of pesto and spice.

Spicy Pesto Chicken and Pasta Recipe

How To Make Spicy Pesto Chicken and Pasta

A chicken pesto pasta recipe with a twist made spicy with chile paste and prepared with basil, cilantro, and Parmesan cheese. Pesto lovers will surely love this dish.

Prep: 20 mins
Cook: 25 mins
Total: 45 mins


  • 16 oz farfalle (bow tie) pasta, uncooked
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp chile paste
  • 1 lb chicken breast, cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 6 tbsp basil pesto
  • ½ cup Parmesan cheese, grated
  • ½ cup cilantro, chopped


  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil.

  2. Place farfalle pasta in the pot, cook for 8 to 10 minutes, until al dente, and drain.

  3. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat.

  4. Mix in the chile paste and chicken.

  5. Cook and stir chicken for 10 minutes, or until evenly browned and juices run clear.

  6. Toss the cooked farfalle, pesto, Parmesan cheese, and cilantro into the skillet and continue cooking just until heated through.


  • Sugar: 2g
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  • Calcium: 110mg
  • Calories: 426kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 44g
  • Cholesterol: 41mg
  • Fat: 17g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Iron: 1mg
  • Potassium: 269mg
  • Protein: 22g
  • Saturated Fat: 4g
  • Sodium: 244mg
  • Vitamin A: 387IU
  • Vitamin C: 1mg
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