Creamy Pesto Pasta with Chicken
If you’re looking for a delicious and satisfying dinner option, our Creamy Pesto Pasta with Chicken is the perfect choice. This flavorful dish combines tender chicken pieces with al dente pasta, all coated in a luscious pesto cream sauce. It’s a crowd-pleaser that’s quick and easy to make.
- 8 ounces of penne pasta
- 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1/2 cup pesto sauce
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- Cherry tomatoes for garnish
- Fresh basil leaves for garnish
- Start by cooking the penne pasta according to the package instructions until al dente. Drain and set aside.
- Season the chicken breasts with salt and pepper. In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the chicken breasts and cook for 6-7 minutes per side, or until cooked through. Remove from the skillet and let them rest for a few minutes before slicing into strips.
- In the same skillet, add pesto sauce and heavy cream. Stir until the sauce is heated through and begins to thicken.
- Return the sliced chicken to the skillet and toss it in the creamy pesto sauce.
- Add the cooked pasta to the skillet and toss everything together until well coated.
- Serve the creamy pesto pasta with chicken hot, garnished with cherry tomatoes and fresh basil leaves.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Yield: 4 servings
Creamy Pesto Pasta with Chicken is a delightful combination of tender chicken, al dente pasta, and a rich pesto cream sauce. It’s a quick and easy dinner option that’s perfect for weeknight meals or special occasions.
Nutrition: Calories – 540 kcal, Fat – 32g, Carbohydrates – 38g, Protein – 25g
Make this Creamy Pesto Pasta with Chicken for your next dinner, and watch it disappear from the plates in no time. It’s a comforting and flavorful dish that’s sure to become a family favorite.