chicken pesto spaghetti

Simply delicious. A favourite with family and will take you 20 minutes from start to finish.



400g package fresh spaghetti

2 tbsp butter or margarine

1 large clove of garlic, very finely chopped

4 carrots thinly sliced

700g skinless, boneless chicken breast cut into 2.5cm cubes

1/3 cup store bought pesto

¼ cup finely shredded Parmesan cheese

Olive oil for drizzling

Fresh basil

Cook pasta according to the directions on the package. Meanwhile in a large fry pan melt 1 tbsp butter over medium heat, add garlic then carrots and cook for 3 minutes.


Add chicken, cook and stir for 4 to 5 minutes or until chicken is cooked. Add pesto and gently toss to coat.


In another pan, add remaining 1 tbsp butter, melt and add drained pasta. Lightly toss then remove pasta from heat and divide onto 4 plates. Add chicken then top with Parmesan cheese, basil, pepper and a light drizzle of olive oil.