Pesto Fettuccine with Chicken

Pesto Fettuccine with Chicken Recipe
Make an easy 6-ingredient pasta dish for dinner by tossing fettuccine or spaghetti with tender chunks of chicken, tomatoes, and prepared pesto.


4 Servings

Cost per Serving:


Recipe Time

Prep: 15 Minutes
Cook: 15 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 772
Fat 25 g
Satfat 5 g
Protein 47 g
Carbohydrate 89 g
Fiber 5 g
Cholesterol 87 mg
Sodium 310 mg


1 pound fettuccine, linguine or spaghetti
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
3 (6 oz.) boneless, skinless chicken breasts
S alt and pepper
18 cherry tomatoes
1/2 cup prepared pesto


In a large pot of boiling, salted water, cook pasta, stirring occasionally, until al dente, about 12 minutes.

Meanwhile, in a medium skillet, melt butter in vegetable oil. Season chicken with salt and pepper and cook over medium-high heat until lightly browned and firm to touch, about 5 minutes per side. Transfer to a plate and cover with foil to keep warm. Discard all but 1 Tbsp. fat from skillet. Add tomatoes and cook over medium-high heat, stirring often, until they start to soften, about 5 minutes. Cut chicken into chunks.

Ladle off 1 cup pasta water and set aside. Drain pasta and return to pot. Add chicken, tomatoes and reserved pasta water. Stir in pesto and mix well until ingredients are coated.

October 2006
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