Pesto Chicken with Pumpkin, Green Beans Spaghetti


Pesto Chicken with Pumpkin, Green Beans Spaghetti

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 serves


  • 375 grams spaghetti
  • 600 grams pumpkin peeled, cut into 3cm cubes
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 500 grams chicken thigh fillets thinly sliced
  • 1 brown onion finely chopped
  • 150 grams basil pesto
  • 1/2 cup green beans cut in half


  • Cook the spaghetti following packet directions or until al dente. Drain well. Meanwhile , cook the pumpkin in water for 10-15 minutes or until tender. When pumpkin is cooked add the green beans to pot and blanch them for 2 minutes and then put in a ice bathe to stop cooking and retain the colour. Set aside.
  • While pumpkin is cooking, heat oil in a large frying pan over high heat. Cook chicken, in batches, for 5 minutes or until browned and almost cooked through. Transfer to a heat proof bowl.
  • Cook onion in frying pan, stirring for 3 minutes or until onion is tender. Return chicken to pan with the spaghetti and pesto and green beans. Cook stirring, for 5 minutes or until well combined and chicken is cooked through. Add the pumpkin and toss to combine.Season.

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