9 Chicken Pesto Alfredo with Cherry Tomatoes.


We ate so much amazing food on our retreat! I made one of my favorite pasta dishes on Friday night, chicken pesto alfredo with cherry tomatoes. (sorry for the old instagram picture!)
This pasta is deliciously creamy, and the pesto gives it a little twist!  Here's the recipe:

Chicken Pesto Alfredo with Cherry Tomatoes (serves about 4-6)

1 box bowtie pasta
pinch of salt
1 pint cherry tomatoes

2 large chicken breasts
1 tbsp Olive Oil
1/2 tsp Italian seasoning
Garlic salt & pepper to taste

1/4 c. butter
1 c. heavy cream
1 garlic clove, minced
1/2 c. pesto
1 1/2 c. grated parmesan cheese

Chop cherry tomatoes in half. Set aside.
Boil water and salt in a large saucepan. Add pasta, cook until done, and strain. You can cook the chicken and sauce while the pasta is cooking.

Cook the chicken:
Heat a few teaspoons of olive oil in a skillet, dice the chicken breasts, add chicken to pan. Sprinkle with italian seasoning, garlic salt and pepper. Cook chicken until done while you make the sauce and cook the pasta. 

Melt butter in a medium saucepan on medium low heat. Add cream and simmer for about 5 minutes. Add garlic, pesto, and parmesan cheese and stir constantly until cheese melts and sauce is slightly thickened.

When everything is done, add cherry tomatoes and chicken to pasta. Pour sauce over the top of the pasta mixture and stir to coat. 

Serve with shredded parmesan cheese and fresh parsley (optional).


  1. This looks so delicious. I was looking for something to make for dinner tonight and this would probably be perfect.

  2. Everything was SO delicious!! You're a great cook Holly!

  3. this was my fave. I need to make it soon!

  4. That looks so good. I usually avoid cream (except as whipped cream, of course), but in this case, I'll make an exception.

  5. Yummy! I'm avoiding diary & a lot of fat right now because of a medical problem but that pic temps me so. :)

  6. and i will vouch for how tasty this was even without the chicken. thanks, holly! can't wait to make this myself.

  7. Mmm it looks so yummy, I might try it this weekend, thanks for the recipe!

  8. it was so delicious! i wish i had some to eat for dinner tonight! want to come cook for me? i will supply the wine! ;) xoxo

  9. Will definitely be trying this recipe! Sounds delicious :)


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