So if you follow me on tiktok, you might have seen my video where I filmed a cooking video of my lunch for the week. I made this DELICIOUS chicken pesto pasta with salad which was healthy, filling and obviously tasty. It consisted of only a few ingredients and didn’t cost much. I made enough for 2 days, so 2 shifts and only took around 45 minutes total.

INGREDIENTS: I don’t necessarily go by quantities, I just put how much of something I like and until the dish looks good. So for example if you like your pasta more saucy, add more cream or if you like it more spicy add more chilli flakes ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Chicken Breast –ย  1 per portion so I used 2 for 2 days
  • Fusili Pasta – pour some dy pasta in a bowl first and see how much you normally eat for 1 meal and then just double it
  • Green Pesto
  • Single Cream
  • White Onion – 2
  • Courgette – 1
  • Mushrooms – a lot as I love them
  • Garlic – a lot too
  • Salted Butter
  • Oil
  • Spices: Salt, Black Pepper, Garlic Salt, Chilli Flakes
  • Salad Dressing (could be caesar, mustard dressing or simple sour cream)
  • Mixed Salad Leaves (rocket, arugula, spinach, kale etc)
  • Cherry Tomatoes – pls don’t buy the tasteless tomatoes they’re horrible
  • Parsley


  1. Firstly, you want to chop up your onions and fry it in a large frying pan with oil over low-medium heat. Let it cook slowly so they soften and caramlise; don’t rush the process
  2. Chop up your garlic and add them in the pan; I do this after the onions so the garlic doesn’t burn
  3. Slice your mushrooms and add them to the pan. Add a spoon of butter and let the flavours combine
  4. Cut your chicken breast into strips and fry that in the pan with the mushrooms, onions and garlic. Crank the heat the medium and stir the meat and veggies (add more oil if needed)
  5. Slice your courgette and toss them in the pan also, allowing them to fry for a few minutes. If you’re not a fan of courgette, substitute it for brocoli or spinach instead. WE NEED OUR GREEEENS
  6. Put a saucepan of water to boil alongside a pinch of salt and drizzle of oil for the pasta
  7. Stir in a couple spoons of pesto into the pan and then your single cream. Let everything simmer on a low heat and add the pasta to the boiling water
  8. Season the sauce with all the spices; put extra of everything as the pasta will weaken the flavours after so if you put more now it will balance out after
  9. Keep a small cup of the pasta water and drain out the rest. Rinse the pasta with cold water to prevent it from cooking further and add to the pan
  10. Turn off the heat, pour in some pasta water, give everything a nice stir and finally finish off with some chopped parsley
  11. For the salad, I kept it simple: get whatever salad you leaves you like and place it to one side of your lunch box. Slice up some tomatoes and throw them on top with a nice drizzle of dressing
  12. After the pasta mix has cooled down, spoon it next to the salad and there you have it!

Such an easy recipe, doesn’t require any big equipment or special techniques. And the salad helps to balance out the richness of the pesto. If you haven’t already checked out my tiktok, click here to see what mine looked if you’re more of a visual leaner like me haha. Comment below which one of my cooking videos you want a full recipe of as well as I’ve filmed plenty on my Instagram, which you can check out here ๐Ÿ™‚