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Cook With Me: Creamy chicken & green bean pesto pasta

August 22, 2013

This is ideal for during for during the week when you’re pressed for time and/or couldn’t be arsed doing anything fancy. Creamy chicken & green bean pesto pasta AKA 3 way green chicken pasta is as simple as it is delicious. It’s also a damn sight healthier than the last recipe I shared with you

400g pasta shapes

250g green beans, trimmed

1 tbsp olive oil

1 bunch spring onions, finely sliced

2 chicken breasts, diced

5 tbsp pesto

3 tbsp double cream

handful parmesan, grated, to serve

1. Cook pasta following pack instructions, adding green beans for the final 6 mins of cooking time. Drain and reserve a few tbsps of the cooking water.

2. Meanwhile, heat olive oil in a large frying pan. Add chicken and fry until browned. Add spring onions and cook for 1-2 mins until soft, then set aside.

3. Stir through pesto and cream. Pop pasta and beans in with the chicken mix and stir to coat, adding a little of the cooking water. Season and sprinkle with Parmesan.

by SeanM


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