Chicken Pesto Pasta

2006 chicken pesto pasta
This easy dish comes together in under 30 minutes and makes a great weeknight dinner!

Use up leftover roast chicken, or buy a barbecued chicken from the supermarket, and turn it into this super easy pasta dish!


  • 350g penne pasta
  • 190g basil pesto
  • 2 cups shredded cooked chicken
  • 60g packet baby spinach leaves
  • 1/2 cup finely grated parmesan, plus extra to serve
  • basil leaves, to serve
View Method Chicken Pesto Pasta


  1. Cook pasta in a large saucepan of boiling salted water according to packet directions. Drain, reserving 1/4 cup cooking water.
  2. Return pasta to the pan, then add pesto and reserved water and toss to combine. Add chicken, spinach, and parmesan, season, and gently toss to combine.
  3. Divide pasta mixture among bowls, scatter over extra parmesan and basil and serve.
View Ingredients Chicken Pesto Pasta
View Method Chicken Pesto Pasta
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