Creamy chicken pesto pasta

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

Photo by Lee M.
Adapted from taste.com.au

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PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

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servings

Adapted from taste.com.au

Ingredients

  • 350

    g dried penne pasta

  • 300

    ml light cream

  • 1/2

    cup basil pesto

  • 3

    green onions, sliced

  • 1 1/2

    cups skinless shredded roast chicken (see related recipe)

  • 1/2

    cup drained sun-dried tomatoes, thinly sliced

  • 1/3

    cup finely grated parmesan cheese

  • Thinly sliced green onions and crusty bread, to serve

Directions

Step 1 Cook pasta in a saucepan of boiling, salted water, following packet directions, until tender. Drain, reserving 1/4 cup liquid. Step 2 Return pasta to pan over medium-low heat. Add reserved liquid, cream, pesto, onion, chicken and tomato. Stir to combine. Cook, stirring, for 1 to 2 minutes or until heated through. Step 3 Divide between bowls. Top with parmesan and onion. Serve with bread.

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