Friday, January 27, 2012

Pesto Chicken Pasta

This one was made up as we went along, so it's not exactly... exact.  We also ate it in front of TV, and were starving (Future Food Critic would not go to sleep, so dinner was delayed), and didn't take a photo. I promise to get better at this! This dish was really good, really quick and really easy.

PESTO CHICKEN PASTA

INGREDIENTS
  • 1 (12oz?) box of pasta - you pick the shape
  • 2 chicken breasts, cut into bite sized pieces
  • Broccoli - about 2 cups
  • 4 oz cream cheese (I used fat free)
  • 1 1/2 cups (ish) milk (I used 2%)
  • 4 Tbs prepared pesto
  • Parmesan cheese
  • Oooh toasted pinenuts would have been good in this.  Add those too, if you have them
  • Salt, pepper
DIRECTIONS
  1. Cook pasta according to box directions. Drain, set aside
  2. Steam broccoli until cooked how you like it. Set aside
  3. Season chicken and cook in a large frypan until brown and cooked through.
  4. Add milk, cream cheese and pesto, and stir to melt the cream cheese and thicken the sauce - cook for 5 minutes or so. Taste and make sure you added enough pesto.  If not, feel free to add more. Go on.
  5. Add in the cooked pasta, and steamed broccoli and stir until well combined.
  6. Add in some parmesan cheese, some fresh cracked pepper and yell that dinner's ready.
This was even better the next day, and was actually really tasty COLD.  Who knew?

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