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Pesto Chicken Pasta

Key info

  • Difficulty
    › Easy
  • Prep time
    › 1/4 hr
  • Cook time
    › 20 min
  • Serves
    › 3


2 cloves garlic, crushed

4 chicken breasts, cut into strips

1 tbsp dried Italian mixed herbs

Salt and pepper to taste

250g cherry tomatoes, halved

500g penne, cooked until al dente

Juice and rind of 1 lemon


For the pesto

200g fresh basil

2 cloves garlic crushed

Salt and freshly ground pepper

100g pine nuts, toasted

100g Parmesan cheese, grated

1 green chilli, deseeded

160ml olive oil

Parmesan shavings, to serve

Fresh basil, to serve

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