Jamie Oliver 15 Minute Meal – Pasta Pesto with Chicken Recipe

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Shuvait Thusoo
Shuvait has lived in Pune alone for 4 years while studying engineering. This was the time period when he explored the South Indian Cuisines and experienced different spices and realised the beauty of food. So he started cooking and fell in love with the craft of it. We can say that Shuvait is a foodie who loves to share his food life experiences and resources with our readers.

As a pasta lover, I always want pasta in the evening for snacks or whenever my mom cooks something which I don’t like a few days back I was making pasta for myself and thought came into my mind to make it more interesting so I use chicken in it and it tastes like a dish in the restaurant.

Actually you know what I lied, I surf the internet just to find a pasta you have chicken in it and I found Pasta Pesto with Chicken and I try it at home and it was yummy and I thought there are many people who love pasta and want some non-veg flavor in it.

I will share Pasta Pesto with Chicken Recipe and share my experience also.
Well the Pasta Pesto with Chicken Recipe is going to make you a quick and a great weeknight supper. Healthy, yummy, and filled with my favorite ingredient mix.

Ah! You all know all it takes is 15 minutes of your day span to make this and the following delight chain.

Come let’s see steps of making it.

Pasta Pesto with Chicken Recipe Ingredients

For the Chicken:

Skinless free-range chicken breasts2 x 200 g
Fennel seeds1 tsp
Fresh rosemary2 sprigs
Rapeseed oil (Olive Oil)2 tbsp
Garlic4-5 cloves
Red chillies1-2 unit
Ripe cherry tomatoes8 units

For the Pasta Pesto:

Green beans250 g
Fresh basil1 big bunch
Blanched almonds50 g
Parmesan cheese50 g
Virgin olive oil2 tbsp
Lemon1 unit
Garlic1 clove
Lasagne sheets300 g
Baby spinach200 g

How Much Time It Will Take?

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Pasta Pesto with Chicken Recipe:

  1. Toss the chicken with sea salt, black pepper, fennel seeds, and rosemary leaves on the greaseproof paper. Fold the chicken in the paper and flatten it with the help of rolling pin
  2. In a pan add the rapeseed oil and fry the chicken with bashed garlic cloves and chilies, turn after a few minutes until it will Cook properly and turned golden.
  3. Add stalks with beans up in a casserole pan and boil in salted water cook for a few minutes.
  4. In a grinder add ripped stalks almonds parmesan, olive oil, and lemon juice and pick some basil leaves for garnishing.
  5. Beat the unpeeled garlic in the crusher until it will become smooth, add cooking water of beans and add salt.
  6. Cut the Lasagne sheets into square sheets and add beans, cook for a few minutes add tomatoes in the chicken and stir vigorously
  7. In the pasta pan stir spinach and return the pasta, beans, and spinach to the pan and again pour the pesto in the grinder and add water until it will become smooth.
  8. Chop the chicken breasts in half and serve with the tomatoes and chili over the top. Grate the parmesan over the pasta and add basil leaves over the dish
  9. Tianna! serve the quickie now.

Nutritional Value of Pasta Pesto with Chicken Per Serving:


Disclaimer: The Jamie’s 15-minute meals recipe is a part of Jamie’s 15-minute meals book and episodes. You will also find Jamie Oliver 15 minute meals on YouTube. This famous British Chef also has a collection of Jamie’s 15-minute meals chicken. Some Jamie Oliver 15 minute meals chicken recipes are Blackened Chicken with Quinoa Salad, Pasta Pesto with Chicken. Try it to make it your place and let us know how Jamie Oliver 15 minute meals tastes.


    • Hey There,

      It is basically rapeseed oil also known as olive oil in layman language. The recipe has been updated with the clarification, thank you for noticing! Keep coming back…

    • Rapeseed oil is the name given to oil produced from the seeds of the rape plant—a yellow flowering plant that’s a member of the Brassica (or cruciferous) family, which also includes broccoli and cabbage.

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