December 11, 2007
Ok, yeah I know that’s a cheesy title, but that’s what came to mind so that’s what I went with. I haven’t been very inspired in the dinner department lately. I think I was trying so many new recipes all at once that I sort of had recipe overload. So lately I’ve been making easy meals with staple items in my pantry. Tonight was no different. I had some pesto in the fridge that needed using up so I thought what goes better with pesto than pasta and chicken. Plus, my husband is always up for pasta so I knew I’d get no complaints from him. It took no time to make and was really delicious.
Pesto Pasta with Chicken
2 chicken breasts, sliced into thin strips
2 cups dry pasta (I used farfalle but any pasta would work)
1/4 cup chicken broth
2-3 Tbsp pesto
2 Tbsp olive oil
salt and pepper
Begin by heating the olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Salt and pepper the chicken and add to the pan. While chicken is cooking boil the pasta and drain. Once the chicken is done, add the chicken broth to the pan to deglaze it. Make sure to scrape all the brown bits from the bottom of the pan for flavor. Add the pasta to the pan. Stir in the pesto, coating the pasta and chicken. Top with grated parmesan cheese if desired.