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jamie oliver pesto pasta with chicken

Jamie Oliver Pesto Pasta With Chicken Recipe

If you want a pasta recipe that is delicious, fulfilling and is not at all difficult to make, then Jamie Oliver's recipe of the pasta pesto with chicken is a great one to try. It is part of Jamie Oliver's 15-minute meal and gets ready in no time.
4.75 from 4 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Resting Time 15 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Chef's Delight
Cuisine American
Servings 5 People
Calories 581 kcal


Frying Pan
Casserole Pan
Foil Paper


For The Chicken

  • 200 g Chicken Breasts
  • 1 teaspoon Fennel Seeds
  • 1 tablespoon Fresh Rosemary
  • 1 tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 3 Garlic Cloves
  • 2 Red Chilies
  • ½ cup Ripe Cherry Tomatoes
  • teaspoon Sea Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Black Pepper

For The Pasta

  • 1 cup Beans
  • 1 Packet Lasagna Sheets

For Pesto Sauce

  • ½ cup Pine Nuts
  • ½ cup Basil
  • ½ cup Almonds
  • ½ cup Parmesan Cheese
  • 1 tablespoon Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 tablespoon Lemon Juice
  • 1 teaspoon Garlic
  • ½ cup Spinach


  • 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 a rolling pin.
  • In a pan, add the olive oil and fry the chicken with crushed garlic cloves and chillies. Turn after a few minutes until it turns golden.
  • Add the beans, after cutting their stalks, in a casserole pan and boil in salted water cook for a few minutes.
  • In a grinder, add almonds, parmesan, olive oil, and lemon juice and basil leaves after ripping the stalks. Leave some basil leaves for garnishing.
  • Add the garlic to the same grinder, add the cooking water of beans and salt. Blend until smooth.
  • Cut the Lasagna sheets into square sheets and add to the pan with beans. Cook for a few minutes. Add tomatoes to the pan with the chicken and stir vigorously.
  • In the pasta pan, add the spinach. Cook it for a few minutes. Then, drain the water, reserving a small cup of pasta water. Return the pasta, beans, and spinach to the pan and add the pesto. Cook it and add water until it will become smooth in texture.
  • Chop the chicken breasts in half and serve with the tomatoes and chilli over the top. Grate the parmesan over the pasta and add basil leaves over the dish.


Calories: 581kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 49g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 5.4g | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 5.4g
Keyword American, Jamie Olive Pesto Pasta With Chicken, Pesto Pasta With Chicken
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