Creamy Chicken Pesto Pasta
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Creamy Chicken Pesto Pasta

Creamy Chicken Pesto Pasta

with Roasted Tomatoes

A customer favourite, this Creamy Chicken Pesto Pasta is a tried-and-tested recipe that always wins with a crowd.

Cereals containing gluten

Boxes and ingredients are packed in facilities that handles Peanut, Nuts, Sesame, Fish, Crustaceans, Milk, Egg, Mustard, Celery, Soya, Gluten and Sulphites. Due to the war in Ukraine, it has been necessary to substitute sunflower oil with rapeseed oil in some products without a label change. The FSA have advised that allergic reactions to rapeseed oil are rare.

Preparation Time20 minutes
Cooking time20 minutes


serving amount

125 grams

Baby Plum Tomatoes

2 unit(s)

Garlic Clove

180 grams

Rigatoni Pasta

(Contains Cereals containing gluten)

240 grams

Diced British Chicken Breast

10 grams

Vegetable Stock Paste

(Contains Celery)

150 grams

Creme Fraiche

(Contains Milk)

120 grams


40 grams

Baby Spinach

20 grams

Grated Hard Italian Style Cheese

(Contains Milk, Egg)

32 grams

Fresh Pesto

(Contains Milk)

Not included in your delivery

½ tsp


150 milliliter(s)

Water for the Sauce


Nutritional information

Energy (kJ)3738 kJ
Energy (kcal)893 kcal
Fat37.9 g
of which saturates19.1 g
Carbohydrate81.5 g
of which sugars12.5 g
Protein53.7 g
Salt1.85 g
Always refer to the product label for the most accurate ingredient and allergen information.


Medium Saucepan
Baking Tray
Aluminum Foil
Small Bowl


Get Prepped

a) Preheat your oven to 220°C/200°C fan/gas mark 7. Bring a large saucepan of water to the boil with 1/2 tsp salt for the pasta.

b) Halve the baby plum tomatoes.

c) Peel and grate the garlic (or use a garlic press).

Roast the Tomatoes

a) Pop the tomatoes onto a piece of foil.

b) Drizzle over some olive oil. Season with salt, pepper and the sugar (see pantry for amount).

c) Fold the foil, sealing on all sides to create a parcel, then place onto a small baking tray.

d) When the oven is hot, roast the tomato parcel on the top shelf until softened, 12-15 mins.

Pasta Time

a) Meanwhile, add the rigatoni to the boiling water and bring back to the boil.

b) Cook until tender, 12 mins.

c) Meanwhile, heat a drizzle of oil in a large frying pan on medium-high heat. Once hot, add the diced chicken to the pan and season with salt and pepper.

d) Cook until browned all over, 5-6 mins. Turn occasionally. IMPORTANT: Wash your hands and equipment after handling raw chicken and its packaging. 


Bring on the Creamy Sauce

a) Stir the garlic into the chicken and stir-fry for 1 min.

b) Pour in the water for the sauce (see pantry for amount) and veg stock paste. Bring to the boil, then simmer until the chicken is cooked through, 3-4 mins. IMPORTANT: The chicken is cooked when no longer pink in the middle.

c) Once reduced, stir in the creme fraiche, bring back to the boil, then reduce the heat to medium-high. Taste and add salt and pepper if needed.

Combine and Stir

a) Once cooked, drain the pasta in a colander, then add to the pan of creamy sauce along with the peas and heat through for 1-2 mins.

b) Add the spinach to the pan a handful at a time until wilted and piping hot, 1-2 mins.

c) Stir through the cheese, then taste and season with salt and pepper if needed. Add a splash of water if you feel it needs it.

Finish and Serve

a) When everything's piping hot, spoon the creamy chicken pasta into your bowls and drizzle over the fresh pesto.

b) Carefully remove your roasted tomatoes from the foil and serve them on top.

c) Spoon over the tomato juices from the parcel to finish.