Dinner, Lunch

Chicken Breast with Spinach, Tomatoes, & Pesto Cream Farfalle

  • Prep 10 mins
  • Total 42 mins
  • Medium
  • Serves 4

This pasta dish is a great weeknight meal! Delicious chicken breast in a creamy pesto sauce with spinach and tomatoes. You can have this dinner on the table in under an hour, and your family will be so happy!

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  • 1 box (16 ounces) dry farfalle pasta
  • 3 cups chicken stock
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 1 jar (16 ounces) alfredo sauce
  • 1 jar (7 ounces) basil pesto, set aside
  • 1 bag (6 ounces) baby spinach, set aside


  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • Kosher salt, as desired
  • Ground black pepper, as desired


  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • Kosher salt, as desired
  • Ground black pepper, as desired
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 4 fresh uncooked chicken breasts (7–8 ounces each)

TOPPIING (optional)

  • 1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese


  • Aluminum Foil
  • Small Bowl
  • Medium Bowl
  • Step 1

    Place all Level 1 ingredients, except pesto and baby spinach, in the pot and stir until fully combined.

  • Step 2

    Place all Level 2 ingredients in a medium bowl and toss until fully combined.

  • Step 3

    Place the bottom layer of the Deluxe Reversible Rack in the lower position, then cover it with aluminum foil. Place the rack in the pot. Place the tomatoes on top of the foil.

  • Step 4

    Prepare the chicken seasoning by combining garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and pepper in a small bowl. Stir until fully combined.

  • Step 5

    Evenly coat the chicken breasts with oil, then generously cover both sides with the prepared seasoning.

  • Step 6

    Slide the Deluxe Layer through the lower layer’s handles. Place the chicken breasts on the Deluxe Layer. Close the lid and move slider to STEAMCRISP.

  • Step 7

    Select STEAM & CRISP, set temperature to 375°F, and set time to 15 minutes. Press START/STOP to begin cooking (PrE will display for approx. 17 minutes as the unit steams, then the timer will start counting down).

  • Step 8

    When cooking is complete, remove the rack layer with the chicken, then the rack layer with the tomatoes.

  • Step 9

    Add the cooked tomatoes, pesto, and spinach to the pasta mixture and stir until the spinach begins to wilt.

  • Step 10

    Transfer the pasta to a serving dish, top with Parmesan cheese, and serve with chicken breasts.