Monday, July 9, 2012

Chicken Pesto Pasta

I love chicken pesto, just love it! I heavily adapted this recipe from one that I found with amazing ratings, only I made it healthier (hard to believe, I know) and added more pesto!


Serves 6-8
Time: less than 30 minutes!

  • 1 (16 ounce or 454 grams) package penne pasta (or any other pasta)
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2-4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves - cut into thin strips or cubes
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 3/4 cups half and half cream
  • 1/2 cup chicken bouillon
  • 1/2 cup pesto (recipe found here)
  • 3 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese

  1. Cook the pasta according to package directions (usually 8-10 minutes if it's penne)
  2. Melt butter and olive oil in a large pan over medium high heat. Add the chicken and garlic to the pan, and cook until almost cooked. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Reduce the heat, and add cream, chicken bouillon, pesto, and parmesan cheese. Cook until the  chicken is no longer pink.
  4. Add the cooked noodles, mix up, and serve with side vegetables (we did green beans this time, talk about a greeeen meal!)

Bon Appetit!

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