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One Pot Creamy Pesto Chicken Pasta

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This easy main dish pasta cooks in 30 minutes, all in one pan! Use a bite-size pasta shape like penne, bowtie or ziti and your favorite prepared basil pesto sauce.


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil butter
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 onion, chopped
  • 2 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts cut into 1/2 inch chunks
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt, plus more to taste
  • 2 1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 8 ounces penne, butterfly, or ziti pasta
  • 1/3 cup prepared pesto sauce
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • Instructions

  • Heat the oil and butter in a large (12-inch), 2-inch deep skillet over medium heat. When the butter stops foaming, stir in the onion and garlic until softened and fragrant, 2-3 minutes.
  • Stir in the chicken and cook for 1 minute, then sprinkle salt and flour over the chicken, stirring to coat.
  • Gradually stir in the broth, and then the cream. Raise the heat and bring to a boil.
  • Stir in the pasta noodles. Bring the heat down to a low simmer and cover the pan. Cook 12-15 minutes until pasta is tender.
  • Remove from heat and stir in the pesto until incorporated. Remove from heat, top with parmesan cheese and serve immediately.
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