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Frugal 5 Chicken Pesto Pasta

This Chicken Pesto Pasta is the first recipe of my Frugal 5 series - speedy 5 ingredients recipes to feed the entire fam without breaking the budget.

This Chicken Pesto Pasta is delicious, took just under 15 mins to make, and costs less than $20. Give it a go and let me know what you think, friends.

Ready in: 15 mins

Serves: 4-5


  • 1 pesto jar

  • 1 roast chicken, shredded

  • 500g pasta of choice

  • 2 zucchinis, grated

  • 100g Parmesan or tasty cheese


Step 1. Cook pasta according to package instructions. Drain and set aside.

Step 2. Heat a splash of olive oil in a large pan and cook zucchini for 3-4 mins or until heated through and then turn off heat

Step 3. Add the cooked pasta, shredded chicken, grated zucchini, and pesto to the pan and mix in the cheese leaving some to garnish with. Enjoy hot

Storage: Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.

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