One-Pan Garlic Chicken Pesto Pasta

Who doesn’t like pesto? Try this very easy, very delicious, one-pan garlic chicken pesto pasta from the good folks at Tasty.


  • 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. Mix in the heavy cream, parmesan, and pesto, stirring until evenly combined. Bring to a boil and cook until the sauce has reduced, about 5-7 minutes.

Toss in the pasta and cherry tomatoes, stirring until evenly coated. Remove from heat. To serve, sprinkle parmesan cheese and basil on top!

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