Very quick and easy! also very delicious. Perfect recipe to use up some leftovers!


  • 6 cups of penne pasta (you can use already cooked pasta from the night before)

  • 200g of basil pesto

  • 100g of semi sundried tomatoes roughly chopped

  • 2-3 tablespoons of olive oil

  • 2 chicken breasts cooked (could also be leftovers from the night before)

  • 1 tsp crushed red chilli

  • 1 clove of garlic crushed


  • 1.

    Place the pesto, sundried tomatoes, olive oil, garlic and chilli into a small saucepan and simmer on a low heat just to warm through- stirring occasionally.

  • 2.

    Cook the pasta and the chicken ( if both already cooked just warm them up!)

  • 3.

    Drain pasta and set aside. once the chicken is cooked roughly chop to your desired size (can be big chunks or small strips)

  • 4.

    Tip the pasta back into a pot, add the chicken and pour over the pesto mixture. using tongs stir throught until everything is coated.

  • 5.

    This dish is perfect hot or cold!

Nutritional information

Nutritional analysis per serving (4 servings)

  • Energy 1110kj
  • Fat Total 69g
  • Saturated Fat 12g
  • Protein 42g
  • Carbohydrate 84g
  • Sugar 11g
  • Sodium 1084mg

Note: The information shown is Edamam's estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist's advice.

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