Pesto Pasta with Chicken Recipe – Italian Special

This chicken pesto pasta is easy and delicious. Serve with crusty bread and salad for a quick dinner. Use as much or as little pesto sauce as you like. Using homemade pesto will taste even better, but it adds to prep time. Enjoy!

  • Prep Time10 min
  • Cook Time20 min
  • Total Time30 min

Pesto Pasta with Chicken Ingredients:

  • 1 (16 ounce) package bow tie pasta
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 skinless, boneless chicken breasts, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 pinch crushed red pepper flakes, or to taste
  • ½ cup pesto sauce
  • ? cup oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes, drained and cut into strips

How to Make Pesto Pasta with Chicken


Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook until al dente, 8 to 10 minutes; drain.


Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Sauté garlic until tender, then stir in chicken and season with red pepper flakes. Cook until chicken is golden and cooked through.


Combine pasta, chicken, pesto, and sun-dried tomatoes in a large bowl; toss to coat evenly.