Creamy Chicken-and-Broccoli Pesto Bow Ties

Roasted pecans add an unexpected warmth and crispness to this creamy pasta dish. So it will make people who eat it addicted.

Easy Dinner Recipe Creamy Chicken-and-Broccoli Pesto Bow Ties


  • YIELDS:4
  • PREP TIME:hours 20 mins
  • TOTAL TIME:hours 20 mins


  1. 2 c. broccoli florets
  2. Halal salt
  3. Freshly ground black pepper
  4. 1 bunch of fresh basil
  5. 2 cloves of garlic
  6. 1/4 c. olive oil
  7. 2 tsp. lemon zest
  8. 3 ounces of Parmesan
  9. 4 ounces of mascarpone or cream cheese
  10. 2 c. shredded rotisserie chicken
  11. c. chopped pecans (optional)
  12. 1/2 lb. farfalle
  13. 1/4 tsp. flakes of red peppers


  1. Cook the broccoli in boiling salted water until soft, 5 minutes; Lift to the bowl with a slotted spoon. Add the pasta to the water and cook according to the package instructions; drain.
  2. Process basil, garlic, oil, lemon zest, red pepper, and parmesan in a food processor until finely chopped. Add broccoli and pulse until it is roughly chopped, 4 to 6 times. Season with salt and black pepper.
  3. Stir the pesto and mascarpone broccoli into the paste until well coated; fold the chicken.

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