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Spaghetti with Chicken and Pesto

This pasta dish is very versatile so you can easily improvise with the ingredients you have at hand.  You can use mushrooms, broccoli, artichokes, courgettes, eggplants etc.   During fasting time (or for vegans) of course I don’t add the chicken and I don’t use cheese in the pesto and it is fantastic.

Serve with feta!

The recipe is included in my cookbook Mint, Cinnamon & Blossom Water, Flavours of Cyprus, Kopiaste!

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9 Responses

  1. Peter G

    This is another favourite Greek dish of mine. So simple yet very tasty.

  2. Bellini Valli

    Hey sis. This is the simple and flavourful dishes that I am talking about that just make life go round. When in Epirus and Thessaly I visited many small mountain villages that most tourists may never see. It is worthwhile to sit down in a small establishment, where even our guide does not totally understand the language because the people are speaking Vlach, and have a tyropita and a Mythos after a long hike up the Scala along a 15th century donkey trek.

  3. a kelly

    I love any recipe with chicken and being so versatile you give me so many ideas of what to make.

    I told my cousin about your blog because you remind me of her…her name is Irene and she is a fabulous cook too!

    I always enjoy your blog and look forward to more recipes for Lent.
    many thanks

  4. Laurie Constantino

    Yes, Ivy, this is very delicious food, and I really love it. Although I don't put pesto in it! I do put cheese though. I love that there are so many variations in classic recipes.

  5. Cakelaw

    This sounds delicious Ivy. It looks a lot like the pasta dish I am about to post about, but they are obviosuly quite different as I am using a different pesto and cheese.

  6. Rosie

    This sounds a lovely recipe Ivy and I bet very, very delicious. I’m not a huge meat eater, so this would be just perfect for me. A must try – I have bookmarked this!!

    Rosie x

  7. White On Rice Couple

    This is so warm and comforting…I looove chicken! I especially would love the artichoke and mushroom addition!

  8. Núria

    Please Ivy, hand me a plate!!!! I would surely love this one!!! All ingredients are perfect with me… like your preferences… I would also have some artichokes 😀

  9. Ivy

    Thanks everybody for commenting and sorry I haven’t been around lately at your blogs. Shall have to catch up this week.