Yummy Chicken Pesto Pasta with Tomatoes Recipe

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Who can say no to a healthy and delicious recipe? Especially when it comes to pasta. Pasta with pesto sauce and wonderfully cooked chicken and vegetables can make you feel like you are in Italy.

Now, as the Italian chef of your own home, put on your kitchen apron, turn on your favorite song, wash your hands and let’s get started.

Now, it’s time for the ingredients. Let me list the ingredients you need to prepare so that nothing is missing:

Chicken Pesto Pasta with Tomatoes Recipe

Chicken Pesto Pasta with Tomatoes

Chicken pesto pasta with tomatoes recipe

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Chicken Pesto Pasta with Tomatoes Recipe

Chicken pesto pasta with tomatoes

You are about to learn a fantastic recipe for chicken pesto pasta with tomatoes. Also, please continue with the rest of the content to learn the easiest, original, homemade pesto sauce recipe.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes


  • 16 ounces pasta (gluten-free if needed or whole grain)
  • 1/2 cup of Greek yogurt
  • 2/3 cup of Italian salad dressing (homemade or store-bought)
  • 1/2 cup pesto sauce (homemade or store-bought)
  • 1/4 cup of fresh basil leaves
  • 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes (cut in half)
  • 1/3 cup of shredded parmesan cheese (fat-free white cheddar cheese or fat-free string cheese)
  • 1 lb boneless and skinless chicken breast (Chop into long and thin slices to cook faster and better)
  • 1 teaspoon of garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon of Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon of kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon of ground pepper
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil


  1. Get a deep bowl to prepare the sauce. First, add the yogurt, then the pesto sauce, and then the Italian dressing to it. Make sure to mix it well. If blended properly, you'll get a thick green sauce.
  2. Put the pan on the stove and start preheating. This is an important step.
  3. While the pan is preheating, you can now prepare the chicken. Cut the chicken into thin fillets.
  4. Spread parchment paper on the countertop (a cutting board also works) to make your job easier.
  5. Place the chicken you cut onto the parchment paper and sprinkle Italian seasoning, salt, pepper, garlic powder, and a few drops of olive oil over them in turn.
  6. Rub it in, ensuring the spices touch all parts of the chicken.
  7. The pan is now hot and ready for you to pour olive oil into it. (Meanwhile, you can start boiling the pasta.)
  8. When the oil is warm, put your chicken in it. Frequently turn the chicken that is starting to fry. We do this so that both sides brown evenly.
  9. When they achieve a golden color, remove them and place them on the cutting board.
  10. Put the boiled pasta in a deep bowl.
  11. Add the chicken on top.
  12. Incorporate the cherry tomatoes, cut in half.
  13. Add the basil.
  14. Pour the sauce you prepared in the first step over it. (Don't forget to mix once more before pouring.)
  15. Sprinkle the shredded cheese on top.
  16. Now, gently mix all the ingredients.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 439Total Fat 21gSaturated Fat 4gCholesterol 68mgSodium 633mgCarbohydrates 29gNet Carbohydrates 25gFiber 3.5gSugar 5.6gProtein 34g

For those who want to make pesto sauce at home:

Chicken pesto pasta with tomatoes

Chicken pesto pasta with tomatoes – Homemade pesto sauce recipe

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How to Make Pesto Sauce at Home

Pesto Sauce

Here is the homemade pesto sauce recipe for your chicken pesto pasta with tomatoes.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes


  • 1 bunch of fresh basil
  • 0.16 pounds (75-80 g) of parmesan cheese
  • 0.10 pounds (50 g) of pine nuts
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 cloves of garlic


  1. Mix a bunch of washed basil leaves, separated, and olive oil in a food processor until it reaches a puree consistency.
  2. Add the nuts and garlic and mix again.
  3. Finally, after adding the cheese, mix for a few more seconds. Transfer it to a clean jar and pour olive oil over it. That’s all!


Nothing can replace the pesto sauce you prepare by crushing it in a bowl instead of a food processor.

Nutrition Information


1 Jar

Serving Size

1 Jar

Amount Per Serving Calories 929Total Fat 84gSaturated Fat 18gCholesterol 69mgSodium 1447mgCarbohydrates 21gNet Carbohydrates 18gFiber 2.6gSugar 2gProtein 31g

Sum Up

You should try this recipe. This pasta, which will become a favorite even for those who do not like pesto, has 439 calories per serving.

This means that you can easily consume it early in the day. Those who are not on a diet can mix olive oil with butter.

Those who do not like tomatoes can cut them from the recipe. Those who want to see more vegetables can add boiled spinach or beans to this recipe.

You can cut out any spices from the recipe or add more to the chicken. While cooking your chicken, you can also fry the fresh peppers with the chicken.

You can change the style of cutting the chickens and chop them into cubes instead of a long style.

You can even completely deactivate the fat if you want, so you can use your chicken boiled, reducing the calories of your dish.

Now, you have a new recipe that you can tweak and adjust in the right proportion to your taste and imagination.

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