Healthy Pesto Chicken Pasta

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  • Boneless chicken cubes 250g
  • Adrak lehsan paste (Ginger garlic paste) ½ tbs
  • Namak (Salt) ½ tsp or to taste
  • Italian seasoning ½ tsp
  • Kali mirch powder (Black pepper powder) ½ tsp
  • Olive oil 1 tsp

Prepare Homemade Pesto:

  • Badam (Almonds) chopped 2 tbs
  • Lehsan (Garlic) 2-3 cloves
  • Hara dhania (Fresh coriander) leaves ½ Cup
  • Fresh basil leaves ¼ Cup
  • Namak (Salt) 1-2 pinch
  • Lemon juice ½ tbs
  • Olive oil 1 tbs
  • Water 2 tbs or as required
  • Instant oats 2-3 tbs
  • Makhan (Butter) 1-2 tbs
  • Lehsan (Garlic) chopped 1 tbs
  • Yakhni (Chicken stock) low sodium 1 Cup or as required
  • Doodh (Milk) low fat 1 Cup
  • Kali mirch (Black pepper) crushed 1 tsp
  • Namak (Salt) ½ tsp or to taste
  • Dried basil leaves 1 tsp
  • Prepared homemade pesto 3 tbs
  • Whole wheat pasta 150g (boiled as per pack’s instruction)
  • Parmesan cheese 2 tbs
  • Parmesan cheese
  • Fresh basil leaves chopped


In a bowl,add chicken boneless cubes,ginger garlic paste,salt,Italian seasoning,black pepper powder & mix well,cover & marinate for 15 minutes.

In a wok,add olive oil,marinated chicken & mix well until it changes color and cook until done (6-8 minutes) & set aside.

Prepare Homemade Pesto:

In spice mixer,add almonds and blend well.

Add garlic,fresh coriander,fresh basil leaves,salt,lemon juice,olive oil,water and blend well to make a paste.Homemade Pesto is ready!

In a spice mixer,add instant oats & blend to make fine powder & set aside.

In the same wok,add butter & let it melt.

Add garlic & mix well.

Add ground oats & mix well.

Add chicken stock,whisk continuously & bring it to boil.

Now add milk and whisk well.

Add black pepper crushed,salt and dried basil,whisk well and cook until sauce thickens.

Add 3 tbs of prepared pesto,mix well & cook on medium low flame for 2 minutes.

Add boiled whole wheat pasta & mix well.

Add cooked chicken & mix well.

Turn off the flame,add parmesan cheese & mix well.

Sprinkle parmesan cheese,fresh basil leaves & serve with homemade pesto!

Recipe By: Seema Hanif

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