Chicken, broccoli and pesto pasta


Prep time30 minutes
Meal categoryLunch Dinner
Recipe sourceDecor


This recipe makes a great pasta salad for lunch the next day!


2Bunchbroccoli (chopped)
6 1⁄2Cupcold water
2Cuppenne (uncooked)
300Gramcooked deli roast chicken (shredded)
40Gramshaved parmesan
1Tablespoon (Metric)garlic infused olive oil (optional)
2Tablespoon (Metric)pine nuts
250Gramcherry tomatoes (halved)
  mixed salad (to serve)


  1. Place broccoli and 2 cups of water in the Decor Microsafe® Rice Cooker & Vegetable Steamer, and cook in the microwave uncovered without lid for about 8 minutes, or until tender. Once cooked leave to stand for 2 minutes, then drain and set aside.
  2. Place the penne into the Decor Microsafe® Pasta Cooker and cook with water according to the Pasta Cooker instructions for about 15 minutes, or until al dente, then drain.
  3. Combine the cooked pasta and all other remaining ingredients with the cooked broccoli in the Rice Cooker and mix well to combine.
  4. Divide among 4 bowls, and serve with mixed salad on the side.



  • To store leftovers in the fridge or freezer use a Décor Microsafe® container. To enjoy later simply pop open the lid steam release vent and microwave reheat.
  • This recipe makes a great pasta salad for lunch the next day!
  • Try wholemeal pasta for extra goodness


Each serve of this recipe provides:

  • 2.5 serves of vegetables
  • 0.25 serves of milk/yoghurt/cheese
  • 1 serve of lean meat/alternative
  • 2 serves of grain foods


Recipe created by Nutrition Australia Vic Division for Decor Australia

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