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Chicken & Broccoli Pesto Pasta

Creamy chicken broccoli pesto pasta Source: pxhere

I normally have pasta, cream cheese, and chicken on hand, and it's easy to keep frozen broccoli around to make this easy meal.


  • 8 oz pasta (any shape)
  • 16 oz fresh or frozen broccoli florets
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 lb boneless, skinless chicken meat, diced
  • ⅓ cup basil pesto
  • ½ cup chicken broth
  • 4 oz cream cheese

Source: Budget Bytes

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

Yield: 4 servings


If I don't have chicken broth, milk works too.


  1. Boil water for pasta, then add your pasta and broccoli.
  2. Meanwhile, saute the chicken in a skillet with the olive oil. When it's cooked through, add the pesto, cream cheese, and chicken broth. Stir and bring back to a summer to cook down the sauce.
  3. Drain the pasta and broccoli once they're done and return to the pot. Add in the chicken and sauce mixture, and stir to coat.