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.
- 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
- Start by cooking the pasta according to package instructions. Drain and set aside.
- Season the chicken breasts with salt and pepper.
- 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.
- In the same skillet, add minced garlic and sauté for a minute until fragrant.
- 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.
- Slice the cooked chicken breasts into strips and add them to the sauce. Let them simmer for a few minutes until heated through.
- Add the cooked pasta to the skillet and toss everything together until the pasta is well coated with the creamy pesto sauce.
- 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