Pasta with Peas and Pesto Chicken

Pasta with Peas and Pesto Chicken
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  • 300 g dried pasta, farfalle, penne or similar
  • 250 g frozen peas
    Deliciously Tender Garden Peas
  • 1 tablespoon rapeseed oil
  • 400 g chicken breast, diced into 2cm pieces
  • 3 tablespoons red pesto
  • 2 tablespoons Cheddar cheese, grated
  • sea salt and black pepper


  1. Bring a large pan of salted water to the boil and add the pasta. Cook for 10 minutes, until the pasta is almost ready, add the frozen peas. Bring back to the boil, cook for 1 minute, drain well.
  2. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a frying pan and add the chicken pieces. Sauté over a medium heat for 5 – 6 minutes, stirring regularly, until the chicken is lightly browned and cooked through. Add the pesto and cook for a further minute.
  3. Add the pesto chicken into the drained pasta and peas, mix well and season to taste. Sprinkle with the grated cheese and serve in bowls, with warm crusty bread.
Serving tip

The less water you use when cooking peas, the less vitamin C is lost. Steaming helps to conserve this vitamin. When boiling frozen peas, add enough water to cover, bring to the boil and then cover and simmer for 3 minutes. To microwave 227 grams (8oz) of frozen peas add 15ml (1 tablespoon) of water, place in a non metallic container and cover. Cook on full power for 4 minutes (750W) or 4 1/2 minutes (650W).

Nutritional Information

  KCal Fat Sat.fat Sugar Salt
Info per serving 659 Kcal 37 g 15 g 10 g 0.14 g
* The nutritional information relating to a prepared statement after serving (190g)
**GDA = Guideline Daily intake based on a food intake of 2,000 kcal. Personal requirements vary depending on age, sex, weight and physical activity.
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