Sunday, October 9, 2011

Chicken & Basil Pesto Pasta

Ingredients (serves 4)

  • 400g dried pasta
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 single chicken breast fillets, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons basil pesto
  • shaved parmesan ot tasty cheese to serve

  • 1 cup cream - (optional - keep this out and it's still absolutely delicious - and healthier)


  1. Cook fettuccine according to the packet directions.
  2. Meanwhile, heat oil in a large, non-stick frying pan over medium-high heat. Add chicken and cook, stirring often, for 5 minutes or until brown.
  3. Add pesto, cream (optional), salt and pepper to frying pan. Reduce heat to medium-low. Cook for 5 minutes, or until sauce has thickened slightly.
  4. Drain pasta. Add to pesto mixture. Toss over low heat until well combined. Transfer to serving bowls. Top with parmesan and basil. Serve warm.

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