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One Pot Pesto Chicken Penne | Quick & Easy Pantry Recipe

This one pot pesto chicken penne is a perfect dish for busy weeknights. It’s a quick and easy recipe that’s ready in 30 minutes! It is a yummy combination of penne pasta, seasoned chicken and spinach, mixed in pesto sauce and chicken broth.


• 1 tbsp oil
• 2 chicken breasts (boneless, skinless and sliced into bite-sized cubes)
• Salt and pepper to taste
• 1 yellow onion (diced)
• 2 garlic cloves (roughly chopped)
• 1 lb dried penne pasta
• 4 cups chicken broth
• 1/2 cup pesto sauce
• 4 cups baby spinach
• 1 cup frozen peas
• fresh lemon juice


Set a saute pan over medium-high heat.
Add oil and heat it.
Add chicken cubes, then season with salt and pepper to taste.
Stir and cook for 8 minutes or until browned.
Once done, remove the chicken cubes and transfer to a bowl.
Set aside.

In the same pan, add some oil.
Add diced yellow onion and saute for 2-3 minutes or until soft.
Add roughly chopped garlic.
Saute for 30 seconds.
Add dried penne pasta and pour chicken broth.
Bring to a boil.
Once it boils, reduce to medium heat.
Stir and cook for 12-14 minutes or until pasta is al dente and liquid has evaporated.
Add pesto sauce and stir to combine.
Add back the cooked chicken cubes in the pan.
Add baby spinach and frozen peas.
Stir and cook until spinach has wilted.
Squeeze juice from a lemon.
Switch off the heat.
Transfer to a plate.
Serve and enjoy!

One Pot Pesto Chicken Penne - Quick & Easy Pantry Recipe
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Chicken Pesto Roll-Ups Recipe – Easy Stuffed Chicken

Prepare these easy and juicy chicken pesto roll-ups as a delicious dish for a weekend dinner! Stuff the chicken breast slices with pesto sauce, tomato rings, and mozzarella cheese. Top it off with more cheese and cherry tomatoes for added color and flavor. This recipe takes about 40-45 minutes to prepare and cook. It makes eight chicken roll-ups.


• 4 chicken breasts
• garlic salt to taste
• black pepper to taste
• 1/2 cup pesto sauce
• 1 large tomato (thinly sliced into 12 rings)
• 8 oz mozzarella cheese (shredded)
• 1 tbsp olive oil
• 1 tbsp butter
• 1 cup cherry tomatoes
• chopped fresh basil (optional for garnishing)


Preheat oven to 400 F.

Butterfly the chicken breasts, but cutting it all through.
This will make 8 thin slices of chicken breasts.
Pound each slice with a meat mallet.
Place the pounded slices on a parchment or tray.
Season both sides with garlic salt and black pepper to taste.
Spread 1 tbsp of pesto sauce over each chicken breast slice.
Place 2 thin slices of tomato on top of each slice.
Top each with 2 tbsp of shredded mozzarella cheese.
Roll up each slice and seal with a toothpick.

Set an oven-proof skillet over medium-high heat.
Add 1 tbsp of olive oil and 1 tbsp of butter.
Once butter melts, add the chicken roll-ups into the skillet.
Fry for 4 minutes on each side until browned.
Switch off the heat from the stove.
Sprinkle the rest of the shredded mozzarella cheese on top of the chicken roll-ups.
Add cherry tomatoes.
Place inside the preheated oven.
Let it bake for 13-15 minutes.
Once done, remove from the oven.
Garnish with chopped fresh basil.
Serve and enjoy!

Chicken Pesto Roll-Ups Recipe - Easy Stuffed Chicken
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