Penne with chicken and pesto

    (797)
    30 min

    This is a quick and easy dish of chicken and pasta tossed in a creamy pesto and Parmesan cheese sauce. If you are trying to reduce calories, you could substitute chicken stock for half of the cream.


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    Ingredients
    Serves: 8 

    • 450g penne pasta
    • 2 tablespoons butter
    • 2 tablespoons olive oil
    • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breast fillets - cut into thin strips
    • 2 cloves garlic, minced
    • salt and pepper to taste
    • 300ml double cream
    • 4 tablespoons pesto
    • 3 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

    Method
    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:30min 

    1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to the boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.
    2. Heat butter and olive oil in a large frying pan over medium heat. Gently fry chicken for 5 to 7 minutes, adding the garlic when the chicken is almost cooked. Reduce heat and stir in salt and pepper, cream, pesto and Parmesan cheese. Stir in cooked pasta and serve.

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    Very Tasty, quick and simple to make. Will definitely have it again. Perfect.  -  15 Oct 2017

    hollymama
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    A delicious pasta dish, but I could only eat a small amount because the cream makes it a bit sickly.  -  08 Jan 2017

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    Absolutely delicious!! Would serve this up for any occasion.  -  04 Nov 2016

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