Creamy Pesto Pasta with Chicken



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.

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  1. Start by cooking the penne pasta according to the package instructions until al dente. Drain and set aside.
  2. 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.
  3. In the same skillet, add pesto sauce and heavy cream. Stir until the sauce is heated through and begins to thicken.
  4. Return the sliced chicken to the skillet and toss it in the creamy pesto sauce.
  5. Add the cooked pasta to the skillet and toss everything together until well coated.
  6. 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.

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