Chicken and Pesto Fettuccini Recipe

Chicken and Pesto Fettuccini Recipe

If you’re looking for a satisfying and delicious recipe, then look no further: try out our chicken and pesto fettuccini.

Fettuccini is a flat, noodle-like pasta and is a great option to introduce more carbs into your diet.

We’re here to show you how to make your own homemade creamy pesto for a tasty low calorie pasta dish. You can also add freshly cooked chicken for a boost of protein, along with sundried tomatoes for a burst of flavour.

This chicken and pesto pasta dish makes four servings and is easy to make and enjoy right away or as leftovers for lunch the following day.

At under 400 calories, try this low-calorie recipe alongside your OPTIFAST meal replacement products when following an Intermittent Fasting, Partial Meal Replacement, or Maintenance plan.

Satisfy your hunger (and tastebuds!) and try this recipe today.


Chicken and Pesto Fettuccini Recipe


Chicken and Pesto Fettuccini

Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
30 mins


  • 300 g dry fettuccini
  • 20 g basil, chopped
  • 4 cloves of garlic, chopped
  • 2 tbsp parmesan cheese
  • 300 g soft ricotta cheese
  • 2 tbsp finely chopped pine nuts
  • 65 ml chicken stock 
  • 50 g partially sun-dried tomatoes
  • 200 g cooked chopped chicken

For allergens, always check the ingredients list of each product used. This recipe contains milk and nuts.


  1. Cook pasta in boiling, salted water for 5-7 minutes or until al dente.

  2. Drain and rinse.

  3. To make the homemade pesto, place basil, garlic, parmesan cheese, ricotta, pine nuts, and chicken stock in food processor and blend until smooth.

  4. Stir homemade pesto through the hot pasta.

  5. Blot sundried tomatoes with kitchen paper to remove any oil and then coarsely chop.

  6. Fold tomato and cooked chicken into pasta and reheat in the microwave for 2 – 3 minutes.

  7. Serve with a salad.

Nutritional Facts

Amount per serving

Calories 390
Total Fat 13g
Saturated Fat 5.3g
Sodium 362.4mg
Total Carbohydrates 36.1g
Dietary Fiber 3.2g
Sugar 5.6g
Protein 32.5g

* The recipe nutrition information is approximate and based on the ingredients listed. Please consider if any ingredients are changed or substituted then the nutritional values will change.

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2021-10-08 15:42:24By Health & Nutrition Expert

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