Spicy pesto chicken and pasta

Spicy pesto chicken and pasta


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About this recipe: A spicy chicken and pesto pasta dish that's easy to make more or less spicy depending on who is eating it. It is one of my favourites. Serve with additional grated Parmesan, if desired.


Serves: 8 

  • 500g uncooked farfalle (bowtie) - or any small pasta
  • 3 tablespoons (45ml) olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon hot chilli paste
  • 500g skinless, boneless chicken breast halves - cut into 2cm pieces
  • 6 tablespoons pre-made Italian basil pesto
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup chopped coriander

Prep:10min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:25min 

  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Place pasta in the pot, cook for 8 to 10 minutes, until al dente and drain.
  2. Meanwhile, heat the olive oil in a large frypan over medium heat. Mix in the chilli paste and chicken. Cook and stir chicken 10 minutes, or until evenly browned and juices run clear.
  3. Toss the cooked farfalle, pesto, Parmesan cheese, and coriander into the frypan and continue cooking just until heated through.

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