|Penne pasta||1 16oz package|
|Heavy cream||1 1/4 cups|
|Olive oil||2 tablespoons|
|Salt and pepper||To taste|
|Garlic||2 cloves, minced|
|Parmesan cheese||3 tablespoons, grated|
|Chicken breasts||4, skinless, halves|
20 minutes to prepare, 10 minutes to cook, ready in 30 minutes
Savory and delicious! Creamy pesto sauce is served atop al dente style penne pasta and fresh chicken. Those who don’t eat meat may opt to top with fresh vegetables. This meal can be enjoyed and served warm for dinner, but saves well, making it a great lunch option for the week (hot or cold). Chicken broth can be used to substitute or cut down on cream if desired.
Step 1: Boil water and cook penne pasta for approximately 8 minutes, to be served al dente
Step 2: Heat oil and butter using medium settings, add garlic and chicken to saute
Step 3: Continue to saute until chicken is almost cooked
Step 4: Add in salt, pepper, pesto, cream and cheese
Step 5: Cook until chicken is no longer pink and stir into pasta
This recipe calls for fresh pesto and adds a creamy texture, resulting in a savory dinner option.