Easy Creamy Chicken Pesto Pasta Recipe

One Pot Chicken Pesto Pasta

Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins

Quick, easy, creamy chicken pesto pasta recipe, homemade with simple ingredients in one pot over stovetop in 30 minutes. Loaded with basil pesto and cheese!

Servings: 6 People
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: one pot pasta, pesto chicken pasta
Calories: 515 kcal
Author: Abeer


  • 2 tbsp Olive oil
  • 2 Boneless chicken breasts Cut into 1 inch cubes
  • 2 cloves Garlic Finely minced
  • Salt To taste
  • Pepper To taste
  • 2 cups Chicken broth Low sodium
  • 2 cups Milk 2% or whole
  • 1/2 cup Basil pesto sauce
  • 1 box Rotini pasta 12 oz. box, Can also use penne pasta
  • 1/2 cup Shredded cheese Combination of mozzarella and parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup Cherry tomatoes Cut in half, Optional
  • 1 tbsp Fresh herbs Parsley or basil, Finely chopped, For garnish


  1. Heat oil in a large nonstick pot over medium high heat.

  2. Add chicken and saute until no longer pink (doesn't have to be fully cooked).

  3. Add garlic, salt and pepper and cook until garlic is fragrant.

  4. Add broth, milk, pesto, pasta and bring everything to a boil.

  5. Then, lower heat to medium and simmer uncovered until pasta is tender and al dente and liquid is reduced/absorbed. Be sure to stir often to prevent pasta from clumping together and to avoid pasta from sticking to the bottom of the pan.

  6. Turn off heat and add cheese and cherry tomatoes.

  7. Mix everything together until cheese is melted and enjoy.

Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts
One Pot Chicken Pesto Pasta
Amount Per Serving
Calories 515 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Fat 18g28%
Saturated Fat 5g25%
Cholesterol 41mg14%
Sodium 646mg27%
Potassium 481mg14%
Carbohydrates 64g21%
Fiber 3g12%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 24g48%
Vitamin A 828IU17%
Vitamin C 12mg15%
Calcium 201mg20%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.