Chicken Pesto Pasta Salad

Many thanks to Amanda Charlesworth for this recipe at just 1 point per serving.  (If you only use 7g of reduced fat pesto, this recipe will be free on No Count.)

Ingredients (serves 1):

  • 45g dried wholemeal pasta
  • 65g cooked chicken breast, chopped into pieces
  • 10g green pesto (1 point)
  • a tbsp quark
  • fresh basil
  • Italian salad leaves

*If you use just 7g of Tesco reduced fat red or green pesto, this meal would be free on No Count.


  1. Cook and drain the pasta.
  2. Mix the quark, pesto and chicken and mix with the warm pasta.
  3. Use the salad leaves as a base, add the pasta and garnish with basil.

As the pasta and chicken are free on No Count, you could use up to 70g pasta and a whole chicken breast.

7 thoughts on “Chicken Pesto Pasta Salad”

  1. Just had the Chicken Pesto Pasta Sakad for lunch, a really nice dish very tasty. I’ve also made the raspberry muffins for a nice sweet treat this afternoon. I think I’m going to enjoy no count. 😃

    1. Hi! That’s great, glad you enjoyed the chicken pesto pasta salad, and hope you enjoy the raspberry muffins too. Here’s to a fab No Count week, Helen xxx

  2. Mmm now that looks scrummy . Out of interest if you had it a pointed day ,do you know how many smart pointed it is ?

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