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Chicken Veggie Pesto Pasta

This has become one of my favorite dinners to make mainly because, not only is it delicious, it’s also easy to make & healthy. I won’t bore you with a massive story prefacing the recipe, so we’ll just dive right in!

Chicken Veggie Pesto Pasta

Enjoy this easy, delicious, healthy, & affordable Italian-style pasta dish!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Dinner, Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine Italian, Pasta
Servings 6 servings


  • 1 Large skillet for sauteing chicken & vegetables
  • 1 Large pot for cooking pasta
  • 1 Strainer


  • 1 bell pepper diced
  • 2 zucchini chopped
  • 1 red onion chopped
  • 1.5 lbs boneless, skinless chicken breast cubed
  • 2 tbs olive oil
  • 6.7 oz pesto
  • 1/2 tsp salt to taste
  • grated parmesan cheese to taste
  • 1/2 box Pasta of choice I chose spaghetti for affordability & convenience.


  • Add olive oil to skillet & turn to medium heat while prepping ingredients. At the same time, start water with salt to boil for the pasta, & once water is boiling, add pasta & follow general cooking instructions (8-12 minutes depending on pasta type & brand).
  • Cube chicken & add to skillet to begin cooking. Cook at medium-high heat until the cubed chicken is mostly cooked white.
  • Add the bell pepper & onion to the skillet to sauté for 2-3 minutes. Stir occasionally, & turn up heat to help cook off some of the extra liquid cooking in the bottom.
  • Add the zucchini & sauté an additional 2-3 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Once the zucchini is softened, add 1/2 the pesto & stir to coat everything.
  • Once pasta is done, drain cooking water & place into a large bowl with the remaining pesto & mix together. Once pasta & pesto are thoroughly mixed, pour the cooked chicken & vegetables on top, mix together, & serve. Add parmesan to taste & enjoy!
Keyword Affordable, Chicken, Healthy, Pasta, Pesto, Vegetables


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