One Pan Garlic Chicken Pesto Pasta Recipe!


I'm not sure if it's just my Facebook feed, but all I seem to see at the moment is full of gross spot popping videos, LADbible posts or amazingly mouth-watering recipes. Since I'm not into zit popping and there's only so many fail videos you can watch, I thought I would try out some of the recipe videos instead.

Now I'm not sure if you've heard of or seen the Tasty Facebook page, but it's amazing. Every recipe they post looks delicious and it always makes me want to get straight in the kitchen and cook the meal for myself.

Well a couple of weeks ago my friend mentioned a garlic and pesto chicken dish that she was going to make after visiting their page and since she really enjoyed it, I thought I would follow her lead and make it for myself.

Of course I loved it so I thought I would share it with you guys as well! I am not taking any credit for this recipe, I found it on the Tasty Facebook page and I definitely recommend you like their page as they regularly post new recipes for you to try!

Here’s what you will need for four servings:

1 tablespoon canola oil
2 chicken breasts, sliced into ½-inch strips
2 tablespoons garlic, chopped
½ tablespoon kosher salt
½ tablespoon freshly ground black pepper
¾ cup heavy cream
½ grated parmesan cheese
¼ cup pesto
3 cups penne pasta, cooked and drained
¾ cup cherry tomatoes, halved
Parmesan cheese to garnish
Chopped basil to garnish

- Heat the oil in a pan over high heat. Combine the chicken, garlic, salt, and pepper, cooking until chicken is browned.
- Then, mix in the heavy cream, parmesan, and pesto, stirring until evenly combined.
- Next, bring to a boil and cook until the sauce has reduced, about five to seven minutes.
- Toss in the pasta and cherry tomatoes, stirring until evenly coated. 
- Remove from heat. To serve, sprinkle parmesan cheese and basil on top!

garlic chicken pesto pasta recipe


  1. this looks soooo good! i love seeing the Tasty videos, they are so cool:p
    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

    1. Same! There's so many things I need to cook now :) xo

  2. Ooh I've been making a very similar dish - obsessed with pesto at the moment! :)

    Style Sunrise☀