Oh So Yummy, Chicken Pesto Pasta

by Marie on April 14, 2010

This dish could not be any simpler to make and it is oh so yummy! It has 3 of the best ingredients out there: chicken, pesto, and pasta. Oh wait, don’t forget the parmesan cheese!!

Recipe for Chicken Pesto Pasta – makes 4 servings

  • 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup pesto – in the summer I make it with Homemade Basil Pesto
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 box cooked pasta – we’ve got bowtie
  • 3 cups cooked chicken shredded or cubed

Method:

Cook and prep your chicken and pasta to your liking and combine in a bowl. Set aside.

For the sauce, bring your heavy cream to a boil, stirring constantly, it will come to a boil fast. Let this boil on medium heat for 4-5 minutes until it thickens up. Add your pesto and stir. Add your parmesan and stir until most of the cheese is melted in the sauce. Add your salt and pepper, not too much as the pesto and cheese have a lot of flavor by themselves.

Pour your pesto cream sauce over the chicken and pasta, and stir to combine.

Now it’s ready for dinner. See what I mean, soooooo easy! Just watch, you’ll be adding pesto to everything you make! And cream, and cheese!

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