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Experience comfort with Creamy Pesto Chicken Noodles: Tender chicken, bacon, cream cheese, pesto sauce, and bell peppers. Pure pasta bliss!

A steaming plate of creamy chicken bacon pesto noodles.
Photo by Jayce Wilson
  • Servings: 8-12
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 Minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes


Indulge in the ultimate comfort food with our Creamy Pesto Chicken Noodles! Tender chicken slices and crispy bacon are simmered in a luscious cream cheese and pesto sauce infused with savoury chicken broth. Sautéed bell peppers add a burst of freshness and crunch, while optional crushed chilli peppers add a hint of spice. Served over your choice of noodles, this dish is a pasta lover’s dream come true. Perfectly creamy, rich, and bursting with flavour, this recipe is a true delight for your taste buds. Try it today and treat yourself to a bowl of pure pasta bliss!


  • 1/2 pound of bacon, chopped
  • 2 chicken breasts, cooked and sliced
  • 1 large green bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 litre of chicken broth
  • 250g (1/2 pound) brick of cream cheese
  • 1 - 218 ml jar of Classico Pesto sauce (or to taste)
  • 1 teaspoon of salt (or to taste)
  • 1-2 dried chilli peppers, crushed (optional)
  • Noodles of your choice for serving


  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Lay the bacon on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper and bake for about 25 minutes until crispy. Once cooked, chop the bacon into small pieces and set aside.
  2. Cook the chicken breasts, 350 degrees for about 25 minutes, if they are not already cooked, and slice into thin pieces. Set aside.
  3. In a large pot, sauté the sliced green bell pepper using some of the bacon greases (if available) until softened. Set aside.
  4. In the same pot, heat the chicken broth over medium heat. Using a whisk, dissolve the cream cheese in the heated chicken broth until well combined.
  5. Stir in the Classico Pesto sauce and salt. You can start with less salt and adjust to taste. Add crushed dried chilli peppers if desired for some extra spice.
  6. Once the mixture is heated through, add the cooked bacon, sliced chicken, and sautéed bell peppers back into the pot. Stir to combine and let it simmer for a few minutes to allow the flavours to meld together.
  7. Meanwhile, cook the noodles of your choice according to package instructions for al dente texture.
  8. Serve the creamy pesto chicken sauce over the cooked noodles.
  9. Optional: Garnish with chopped fresh basil, grated Parmesan cheese, or a squeeze of lemon juice for extra flavour and freshness.
  10. Enjoy your delicious and creamy pesto chicken noodles with your preferred garnishes and additional veggies if desired!

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