Coriander Pesto Chicken Pasta

A few years ago Dave and I decided that we would get a new side by side freezer/fridge for our joint Christmas present. The one I wanted will not fit into our new kitchen and so I had to settle for something different. It works well for the OCD part of me as the freezer drawers are marked – meat, chicken, fish, vegetables and ICE CREAM! It has a DIY ice maker and loads of freezer space. Given that I like to cook in rotation: meat, chicken, fish, vegetarian – the freezer works really well for me.  I buy my meat and chicken as needed, and in bulk and then I freeze in portions. I then take out the protein we are having, and the meal we end up eating is decided by the protein we have out. The day after I made the coriander pesto, we had chicken on the menu, and so I decided to use the two ingredients to create this dish.

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Coriander Pesto Chicken Pasta


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 skinned and boned chicken breasts, sliced
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper for seasoning
  • 1 shallot, finely chopped
  • 1/8 teaspoon chilli flakes
  • 1 tablespoon coriander pesto
  • 2 tablespoons crème fraîche


  • while the pasta is cooking, heat the oil in a large frying pan
  • season and seal the chicken and remove from the pan
  • sauté the shallot until soft
  • add the chilli flakes and the chicken
  • stir in the pesto and the crème fraîche
  • you may need to loosen the sauce with at least 1 tablespoon of the pasta water

I am submitting this recipe to Presto Pasta Nights, which is being hosted this week by Jennifer from For Such A Time As This


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  2. My kind of meal, actually I had pesto pasta salad and chicken for lunch, sadly from a shop – should make pesto more often, and I miss my basil bush! Keep well!

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  3. Thanks for stopping by my blog–hope you’ll join in the canning party! And I love the idea of a coriander-based pesto (although I’d be adding it to my tofu–does your freezer have a drawer for that? :D ).

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  4. Am still stuck on the bit where you said your freezer has a DIY ice cream maker…wow!!!!! Love the way you used the Coriander pesto – looks lovely.

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    • you got stuck on the wrong bit sadly – a drawer for ice creams and a DIY ice maker – but a DIY ice cream maker would be fantastic! Have a great day :)

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  5. Oh! I’ll never resist a plate of pasta and pesto sauce, and with the extra bonus boost of have a winner dish! Just Delicious!

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