This tasty creamy pesto chicken pasta recipe is a thick, creamy sauce served over pasta and topped with chicken. It’s an easy, comforting pasta dish!

Creamy Pesto Pasta Sauce with Chicken Recipe

A great way to celebrate “hump day” is to delve into heavenly forkfuls of this creamy deliciousness. If you are looking for a fast and easy comfort dish meal then this is definitely the recipe for you. I took a “little bit of this” and a “little bit of that” from different recipes and made this creamy pesto sauce my own.

*For a healthier alternative, use whole wheat pasta and add some veggies (peppers, onions, broccoli, mushrooms, etc.)!

 

Creamy Pesto Chicken Pasta
 
Ingredients
  • 1 pound pasta (I used penne)
  • ½ cup butter
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • ⅓ cup pesto sauce
  • skinless, boneless chicken breast halves - cut into thin strips
Instructions
  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil.
  2. Add pasta, and cook for 8 to 10 minutes, or until al dente; drain.
  3. In a large skillet, melt the butter over medium heat.
  4. Saute chicken and garlic in the melted butter until chicken is almost cooked.
  5. Stir in cream, and season with pepper.
  6. Cook 6 to 8 minutes, stirring constantly.
  7. Stir Parmesan cheese into cream sauce, stirring until thoroughly mixed.
  8. Blend in the pesto, and cook for 3 to 5 minutes, until thickened.
  9. Serve over the hot pasta.