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Fettucine with pesto, chicken and capsicum

I tried something like this in a cafe once and loved it, the cafe shut down so i had to go home and work out what was in it so that i could keep this beautiful dish on the menu!!


  • fettucine

  • 1 chicken breast sliced thinly

  • 1 small red capsicum sliced thinly

  • 1 small yellow capsicum sliced thinly

  • 1 small green capsicum sliced thinly

  • 200 g sliced mushrooms sliced thinly

  • 8 sundried tomatoes, finely sliced

  • about 2 tbsp good quality basil pesto

  • olive oil

  • parmesan cheese

  • fresh basil


  • 1.

    Cook enough fettucine for 4 people according to packet instructions.

  • 2.

    Add some olive oil to a large fry pan, and brown the chicken.

  • 3.

    Add pesto and stir well to coat chicken then add other capsicums, mushrooms and sundried tomatoes and stir until capsicums are tender.

  • 4.

    Drain fettucine and toss through the sauce.

  • 5.

    Serve with parmesan cheese and shredded basil.


Left over bbq chicken works fine and gives a lovely flavour

Add more pesto depending on your tastes- I like it to get a bit crunchy on the bottom of the pan.

Sauce should "glisten"- there should be enough oil in the pesto and the sundried tomatoes for this but if it appears dry, give it an extra glug of olive oil

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