Chicken & Broccoli Pesto Pasta CheeseMain DishPastaVegetables - BroccoliMeat - Chicken

Creamy chicken broccoli pesto pasta Source: pxhere

I normally have pasta, cream cheese, and chicken on hand, and it's easy to keep frozen broccoli around to make this easy meal.


  • 8 ounces pasta (any shape)
  • 8 ounces frozen broccoli florets
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken meat, diced
  • 1/3 cup basil pesto
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 4 ounces cream cheese

Source: Budget Bytes

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Yield: 4 servings


If I don't have chicken broth, milk works too.


  1. Boil water for pasta, then add your pasta and broccoli.
  2. Meanwhile, saute the chicken in a skillet with the olive oil. When it's cooked through, add the pesto and chicken broth. Stir and bring it back to a boil, then mix in the cream cheese until smooth and cook down the sauce a bit.
  3. Drain the pasta and broccoli once they're done and return to the pot. Add in the chicken and sauce mixture, and stir to coat.