How to make Spaghetti With Pesto Chicken -

Spaghetti topped with chicken breasts with pesto sauce.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe has featured on the show Khanakhazana.

Main Ingredients : Spaghetti (स्पेघेटी), Basil leaves (बेसिल के पत्ते )

Cuisine : Italian

Course : Noodles and Pastas

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Spaghetti With Pesto Chicken

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Italian cuisine has developed through centuries of social and political changes, with roots stretching to antiquity.  Italian cuisine is simple and a number of dishes having only four to eight ingredients.  They rely mostly on the quality of ingredients rather than elaborate preparation.
Noteworthy changes in Italian cuisine happened with the discovery of the New World and the introduction of potatoes, tomatoes, bell peppers and maize, which are now an integral part of this cuisine.  Italian cuisine is known for its regional diversity each with a distinct taste.  This cuisine today is probably one of the most popular in the world.

Prep Time : 16-20 minutes

Cook time : 26-30 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Spaghetti With Pesto Chicken Recipe

  • Spaghetti boiled 200 gram

  • Basil leaves 1 cup

  • Garlic Garlic 5-6 cloves

  • Pine nuts(chilgoza) 1/4 cup

  • Salt to taste

  • Olive oil 4 tablespoons

  • Parmesan cheese 1/3 cup + for garnish

  • Chicken breast 1 inch cubes 2

  • White sauce 3 tablespoons

  • Milk 1/4 cup


Step 1

To make pesto sauce, blend together half the basil leaves, half the crushed garlic, pinenuts, salt and two tablespoons olive oil to a smooth paste. Add Parmesan cheese and blend again.

Step 2

Heat half a tablespoon of olive oil in a non-stick pan. Add the remaining garlic and sauté for a minute. Add the spaghetti and salt. Toss well. Transfer the spaghetti onto a serving dish.

Step 3

Heat the remaining oil in a separate non-stick pan. Add the pesto sauce and boneless chicken. Mix well and cook for two to three minutes.

Step 4

Add the white sauce and stir to mix. Add the milk.

Step 5

Tear the remaining basil leaves and add. Mix well, adjust salt and cook for two minutes.

Step 6

Once the chicken is cooked pour it over the spaghetti and serve immediately garnished with Parmesan cheese shavings.

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MasterChef Sanjeev Kapoor

Chef Sanjeev Kapoor is the most celebrated face of Indian cuisine. He is Chef extraordinaire, runs a successful TV Channel FoodFood, hosted Khana Khazana cookery show on television for more than 17 years, author of 150+ best selling cookbooks, restaurateur and winner of several culinary awards. He is living his dream of making Indian cuisine the number one in the world and empowering women through power of cooking to become self sufficient. His recipe portal is a complete cookery manual with a compendium of more than 10,000 tried & tested recipes, videos, articles, tips & trivia and a wealth of information on the art and craft of cooking in both English and Hindi.