Pesto Chicken Pasta with Sun Dried Tomatoes

    30 minutes

    A comforting and tasty weeknight dinner of chicken pasta with pesto, chillies and sun-dried tomatoes.

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    Serves: 8 

    • 500g farfalle pasta
    • 1 teaspoon olive oil
    • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
    • 2 skinless, boneless chicken breast fillets, diced
    • dried crushed chillies to taste
    • 30g semi sun-dried tomatoes cut into strips
    • 125g prepared pesto

    Preparation:10min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:30min 

    1. Cook the pasta according to package instructions and then drain.
    2. Heat oil in a large frying pan over medium heat. Add the garlic and cook until soft. Add the chicken, season with chillies and cook until the chicken is golden and cooked through.
    3. In a large bowl, combine the pasta, chicken, sun-dried tomatoes and pesto. Toss to coat evenly.

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    Altered ingredient amounts. Try with 2 diced smoked chicken breasts heated through.  -  30 Apr 2010


    Used different ingredients. My husband & I really liked this simple pasta dish. I was hungry for something with pesto. I made my own for this; my recipe produced about a cup of pesto and I ended up using it all; 1/2c didn't seem like enough. I'm not used to using crushed red capsicumflakes so wasn't certain how much to add; did about 1/4 tsp and it was just right; might do slightly more next time. Sprinkled parmesan and toasted pine nuts on top of each serving. YUMMO! Thanks so much, Kristin! (My pesto recipe: 1/2c evoo, 1c fresh basil leaves, 1/2 tsp salt, 2 garlic cloves, 1/2c toasted pine nuts, 1/2c parmesan; blend all together in blender or food processor.)  -  29 Sep 2008


    Used different ingredients. This is a good recipe.... I made a few modifications - I used 16 dry-packed sun-dried tomatoes instead of oil-packed (soaked them in boiling water for 3-5 minutes and then coarsely chopped) and added a handful of toasted pine nuts (omitted red capsicumflakes though). Very easy and tasty. I used half of a 270mL basil Classico pesto, if that helps anyone.  -  29 Sep 2008