Teena's Spicy Pesto Chicken and Pasta

Teena's Spicy Pesto Chicken and Pasta

255 Reviews 17 Pics
  • Prep

    15 m
  • Cook

    25 m
  • Ready In

    40 m
LAGIRL
Recipe by  LAGIRL

“A spicy chicken and pesto pasta dish that's easy to adjust to any heat level. I created it after eating a similar dish at a Santa Monica restaurant, and it's one of my favorites. Serve with additional grated Parmesan, if desired. As an option, it's delicious with creamy goat cheese stirred in at the end.”

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Ingredients

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Original recipe yields 8 servings

Directions

  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Place farfalle pasta in the pot, cook for 8 to 10 minutes, until al dente, and drain.
  2. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Mix in the chile paste and chicken. Cook and stir chicken 10 minutes, or until evenly browned and juices run clear.
  3. Toss the cooked farfalle, pesto, Parmesan cheese, and cilantro into the skillet, and continue cooking just until heated through.

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Reviews (255)

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MBKRH
205

MBKRH

Wow, LAGIRL, you have really outdone yourself! This dish is incredible! The only changes are I used spiral pasta, and romano cheese instead of parmesan. By the way, for those of you who substitute chili powder, it's not quite the same as the paste (though if you don't have/can't find the paste, it should work). It's thick and spicy, and really enhances the flavor for the chicken. I found mine in the produce section of Ultra Foods (I would assume it'd be in the same place as other major grocery stores. I had never heard of chili paste before until I accidentally stumbled upon it and realized what it was.) They are in squeeze tubes, near the fresh herbs. Look for it, because the paste makes all the difference! Wonderful, wonderful recipe! Hands down, a keeper!

Rapunzel
98

Rapunzel

I love anything with pesto and cheese so this was already a winner but adding vegetables (zucchini, mushrooms, red pepper, green pepper, onions), a bit of garlic and white wine was a huge plus to making it more nutritionally balanced and full flavoured...

Jennifer
66

Jennifer

I make this all the time! It's easy and tastes excellent. Couldn't find chili paste but chili powder works just as well!

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Nutrition

Amount Per Serving (8 total)

  • Calories
  • 422 cal
  • 21%
  • Fat
  • 15.2 g
  • 23%
  • Carbs
  • 45.5 g
  • 15%
  • Protein
  • 24.9 g
  • 50%
  • Cholesterol
  • 43 mg
  • 14%
  • Sodium
  • 215 mg
  • 9%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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