Penne with Pesto Chicken recipe

Penne with Pesto Chicken recipe
Serves 4
Prep time 5 minutes
Cook time 15 minutes
Total time 20 minutes
Meal type Lunch, Main Dish
Allergy list Tree Nuts, Wheat
Misc Serve Cold, Serve Hot
Region Italian
Description Easy, weekdays, student meal. Pesto chicken and penne.
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Ingredients

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Optional

  • ¼ cup cream (half/half)

Directions

Step 1

Ingredients for a Penne with Pesto Chicken.

Cook the water for the penne, add enough salt to make the water taste like the ocean.

Heat the oil in a frying pan (or Dutch oven).

Cut the chicken in cubes.

Slice the mushrooms (or be lazy like me and buy sliced).

Cut the sundried tomatoes in small pieces.

Step 2

Cooking a Penne with Pesto Chicken.

Boil the penne. Add a bit of oil to the water and stir, to prevent the penne from sticking together.

Add the chicken to the pan, I like to season it with some salt and pepper.

When the chicken is browned add the mushrooms and the sundried tomatoes.

Bake for a couple of minutes.

Add the cup pesto, I always use the emptied cup to scoop some of the penne water out of the pan. The penne water adds some binding magic to the pesto sauce.

Step 3

Adding cream to the Penne with Pesto Chicken.

To finish it off you can use some cream. Nice with a salad on the side.

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