Chicken pesto pasta
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Basil pesto chicken pasta

Posted by Emily on 18th August 2021 at 01:15pm

This recipe is so simple to make, and so yummy! A hit with adults and kids. Here it is:

Serves 4 - 6


  • 4 chicken breasts 
  • 1 and ½ cups of dry whole-wheat pene pasta, cooked 
  • 1 tin of lite coconut milk 
  • 1 tub of basil pesto
  • 200g baby spinach
  • 2 – 4 cups of peas 


  • Put chicken breasts in an oven proof dish and pour over the coconut milk and basil pesto. Cook in the oven at 180 – 220 degrees with lid on for 20 – 30 minutes.
  • Cook the pasta
  • Stir fry the baby spinach and peas together in a pan (can add a little bacon here if you like)
  • Once the chicken is cooked, shred the chicken breasts in the sauce. 
  • Add the pasta and stir-fried veg to the shredded chicken in sauce, and mix it all together.