Chicken, broccoli and pesto pasta

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Serves: 4

By YumYumMummy



  • 2 handfuls chicken whatever you've got leftover, chopped

  • 4 handfuls pasta

  • 1 jar pesto or equivalent homemade

  • 1 broccoli


  1. Start cooking pasta according to packet instructions.
  2. Chop stalk from broccoli and chop it into florets.
  3. 4-5 minutes before end of cooking time for pasta, add broccoli florets to same pan.
  4. Meanwhile, heat pesto and chicken very gently in large non stick pan.
  5. When cooked, drain the pasta and broccoli roughly (I find a bit of residual water helps the sauce).
  6. Add pasta and broccoli and pasta to pesto and chicken mix.
  7. Stir through whilst on heat and serve.

Handy Hint

You can also make in advance as a bake - don't bother heating the pesto or chicken beforehand, put in large ovenproof dish, top with grated cheese and fresh breadcrumbs and bake for 25-30 minutes until top golden brown and pasta heated through

Additional Information

  • broccoli

  • Pasta

  • Chicken

  • Main Course

  • Egg Free

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  • sarah733 03/03/08 16:25

    This sounds great, ill let you know when ive tried it!

  • YumYumMummy 28/01/08 21:27

    Adds a bit of veggie and protein goodness to regular pesto pasta, and they go together well