Creamy Pesto Chicken & Pasta



Creamy Pesto Chicken & Pasta

Creamy Pesto Chicken & Pasta – A Flavorful Delight

Creamy Pesto Chicken & Pasta is a delightful fusion of tender chicken, al dente pasta, and a luscious pesto sauce that’s sure to tantalize your taste buds. This mouthwatering dish combines the richness of cream with the aromatic flavors of basil and pine nuts, creating a creamy, dreamy sauce that clings perfectly to every bite of chicken and pasta.

Ingredients

  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 8 oz of your favorite pasta
  • 1/2 cup basil pesto
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Start by cooking the pasta according to package instructions. Drain and set aside.
  2. Season the chicken breasts with salt and pepper.
  3. In a large skillet, heat some olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the chicken breasts and cook until they are no longer pink in the center, about 5-7 minutes per side. Remove the chicken from the skillet and set it aside.
  4. In the same skillet, add minced garlic and sauté for a minute until fragrant.
  5. Reduce the heat to medium-low, then add the heavy cream, basil pesto, and grated Parmesan cheese to the skillet. Stir continuously until the sauce thickens and the cheese is melted.
  6. Slice the cooked chicken breasts into strips and add them to the sauce. Let them simmer for a few minutes until heated through.
  7. Add the cooked pasta to the skillet and toss everything together until the pasta is well coated with the creamy pesto sauce.
  8. Serve hot, garnished with fresh basil leaves and extra Parmesan cheese if desired.

Preparation Time: 10 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

Creamy Pesto Chicken & Pasta is the ultimate comfort food that’s quick and easy to make. It’s perfect for a weeknight dinner or a special occasion, and it’s guaranteed to be a crowd-pleaser. The creamy pesto sauce takes this dish to a whole new level of deliciousness, making it a family favorite you’ll want to make again and again.

Nutritional Information (per serving): Calories: 540, Fat: 32g, Carbohydrates: 34g, Protein: 30g

Creamy Pesto Chicken & Pasta – A Taste of Heaven

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