Creamy Chicken Pesto Pasta

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Creamy chicken pesto pasta is another of our simple and delicious dishes. The great thing is it’s a 30 minute recipe which makes it a fantastic midweek meal. Who doesn’t love coming home and having dinner on the table in half an hour. Your family and friends will think it’s a gourmet meat that you spent hours on.

Most of the ingredients for the recipe, you’ll have in your pantry. The only things your might have to buy is a jar of pesto and sun dried tomatoes. You can pick these up in just about any grocery store.

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Difficulty: Intermediate Prep Time 10 min Cook Time 20 min Total Time 30 mins Servings: 4 Calories: 465 Best Season: Suitable throughout the year

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Creamy chicken pesto pasta is another of our 30 minute midweek meals. The ingredients are simple and straight forward. As mentioned above, you will have most of them tucked away in your pantry. Believe me, it's a dish both your family and friends will love. 

Ingredients

Instructions

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  1. Season both side of the chicken with salt, pepper, and garlic. 

  2. Add the butter and oil to a pan over medium high heat and add the chicken in. Fry for about 5 minutes on each side until browned and cooked though. Set aside on a plate.

  3. While the chicken is frying, boil a pot of boiling water and add in some salt. Place the pasta in and cook it for about 9 minutes until al dente. Scoop out half a cup of water and reserve for the sauce. Drain and set aside. 

  4. In the same pan, pour in the water from the pasta and the cream. Place in the sun dried tomatoes, pesto, Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper. Stir and allow it to simmer for a few minutes.

  5. Place the pasta, cherry tomatoes, and parmesan in. Stir until well incorporated and the pasta is well coated.

  6. Plate, slice the chicken, and serve it over top with more sauce drizzled over and extra Parmesan. 

  7. Enjoy your creamy chicken pesto pasta. 

Nutrition Facts

Servings 1


Amount Per Serving
Calories 465
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12.5g20%
Saturated Fat 5.5g28%
Cholesterol 76mg26%
Sodium 1000mg42%
Potassium 352mg11%
Total Carbohydrate 46.1g16%
Dietary Fiber 4g16%
Sugars 2g
Protein 40.47g81%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs. Nutritional values are a within reason estimate and my vary depending on several factors.

Note

You can make the pesto from scratch or buy it in the store. More seasoning can be added to the chicken if you wish. The same applies to the sauce. 

Keywords: Chicken Dishes, Pasta. Fusilli Pasta, Creamy Pasta. Italian Cuisien

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Hey, I’m David Hood And I’m so happy you’re here!! So many of my favorite memories in life seem to take place around the table, especially when surrounded by people I love. And of course, all the better when nourished by some seriously delicious foodHappy Cooking! 

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