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Chicken with pesto pasta

2 - 10
PersonalPoints™ per serving
Total Time
25 min
10 min
15 min
Pasta pronto? Look no further, this easy, tasty dish will be on the table in less than 30 minutes!


Dry wholemeal pasta

250 g, casarecce or spiral

Reduced-fat ricotta cheese

100 g, fresh

Basil pesto

1½ tbs

Cooked skinless chicken breast

500 g, chopped

Baby spinach leaves

150 g

Fresh basil

2 tbs, chopped, plus extra leaves to serve


  1. Cook pasta in a large saucepan of boiling salted water, following packet instructions, or until just tender. Drain, reserving ¼ cup (60 ml) cooking water.
  2. Return pasta to same pan over medium heat. Add ricotta, pesto and reserved cooking water and stir until cheese melts and pasta is coated. Stir in chicken, spinach and basil. Cook, stirring, for a further 1–2 minutes, or until chicken is hot and spinach has wilted.
  3. Season with salt and pepper. Serve sprinkled with extra basil leaves.


TIP: For extra flavour, sprinkle each serving with a little grated parmesan cheese.