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Creamy Chicken Pesto Pasta

The perfect family meal made in just 20mins. With a rich creamy sauce and loaded with delicious flavour and vegetables!
Course Dinner, lunch
Cuisine Australian, Italian
Keyword creamy, Dinner, family friendly, Pasta, pesto
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 people


  • 500 g Chicken thigh diced
  • 1 brown onion diced
  • 1 zucchini grated
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ cup pesto
  • ½ cup sour cream light
  • 200 mL cup thickened cream
  • 350 g wholemeal pasta
  • 200 g baby spinach
  • ½ cup parmesans cheese


  • Cook the Pasta as per packet instructions.
  • Meanwhile, Cut the chicken into small pieces, approximately 2cmx1cm pieces. Heat a large pan with olive oil, add the diced onion and zucchini and cook for 2mins and then add in chicken thigh cook until slightly browned 3mins. Reduce heat and then add in pesto, sour cream and cream. Stir to ensure that pesto is distributed evenly. Cook on low for 5-10 mins or until the sauce starts to thicken.
  • Add the cooked pasta into the sauce and mix it together. Serve into bowls, top with Parmesan cheese.


- Want to add more veggies: try grated zucchini and shaved broccoli to keep it green and out of sight!
- Use milk or extra cream if you don’t have sour cream.
- Gluten free option: use your favourite gluten free pasta.