Chicken Pesto Linguine

Chicken Pesto Linguine

Serves: 4
Preparation Time: 5 mins
Cooking Time: 15 Mins


  • 500 g linguine pasta
  • 3 cups firmly packed fresh basil leaves
  • 120 g pine nuts, toasted (plus a few extra to garnish)
  • ½ packet Perfect Italiano™ Extra Sharp Parmesan, grated
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 60 ml olive oil, plus 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 400 g chicken breast, chopped


  1. Place the basil, pine nuts, grated parmesan and lemon juice in a food processor and blitz until finely chopped.
  2. With the motor running, gradually add the 60ml olive oil in a thin steady stream until the pesto is well combined.
  3. Set aside.
  4. Cook the linguine according to the packet instructions.
  5. Drain the pasta into a colander.
  6. While the pasta is cooking, add olive oil to a large frying pan over a medium high heat.
  7. Add the chicken and fry for 4-5 minutes or until cooked and lightly brown.
  8. Add the pesto and cooked pasta into the frying pan, and gently toss until the pesto coats the pasta.
  9. Serve immediately topped with a few toasted pine nuts.

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