Creamy Pesto Chicken & Pasta Quick Hack
Creamy Pesto Chicken & Pasta Quick Hack

Hello everybody, it is Brad, welcome to our recipe page. Today, I’m gonna show you how to make a distinctive dish, creamy pesto chicken & pasta quick hack. One of my favorites. For mine, I am going to make it a bit tasty. This will be really delicious.

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Season chicken with salt and pepper, and rub chicken with the basil pesto. Heat olive oil in a large nonstick skillet. All the flavors of Italian pesto (fresh basil, pine nuts, Parmesan, and garlic) in a simple creamy sauce.

To get started with this particular recipe, we have to prepare a few components. You can cook creamy pesto chicken & pasta quick hack using 12 ingredients and 6 steps. Here is how you cook that.

The ingredients needed to make Creamy Pesto Chicken & Pasta Quick Hack:
  1. Take Your favorite Chicken part/s
  2. Prepare Bottled or ready-made Pesto sauce
  3. Make ready 3-4 garlic cloves, smashed
  4. Prepare 1/2 red onion, sliced coarsely
  5. Get 1 large or 2 small dry bay/laurel leaves
  6. Take 1 c or more water
  7. Get 1/2 cube chicken bullion or broth cube
  8. Get Cooked pasta
  9. Prepare 150 ml all purpose cream (nestle or other)
  10. Prepare pinch peppercorns (huge pinch)
  11. Take to taste Salt
  12. Take Sprinkle of Parmesan (optional)

It's made with a cashew butter cream sauce so it's completely dairy-free. It's so rich and creamy that you'd never guess this is a healthy recipe! Maybe a pint of ice cream, but my Creamy Skillet Pesto Chicken is a close second! If chicken starts to brown too much, lower the heat.

Instructions to make Creamy Pesto Chicken & Pasta Quick Hack:
  1. In a pot heat your water and add the bay leaves, garlic, onions, peppercorns and 1/4 of a chicken bullion cube. Add your chicken (salted lightly), thawed or 1/2 frozen. How much chicken? Depends how many are eating. How much water? Enough to submerge the chicken. Cover, turn, check until chicken is cooked (about 15-20 mins for 2 pcs of quarter chicken). Set aside when cooked.
  2. Meanwhile while boiling chicken, cook your pasta according to package instructions. Don't forget to add salt and oil or butter in the water. Set aside when cooked.
  3. Pesto sauce- to make it quick and easy, buy a pre-made or ready made pesto sauce from the supermarket. Normally they are in small bottles good for 2-3 servings. You can use the whole thing depending on how many are eating. If there's excess oil in the bottle, separate and pour it in a container (if u want to use it later on), no need to strain or to be exact. We need to remove the excess oil since this is a creamy sauce.
  4. In very low heat, pour the oil-drained pesto in a pan. Add your nestle or all purpose cream and 1/4 of the remaining chicken bullion cube. Stir in the flavors. Add a few tablespoons of the chicken broth from the boiled chicken to enhance the flavor, but not too much to make it soupy. To thicken, you can add more cream. Taste and season accordingly.
  5. Plating- plate your chicken and pasta then scoop your pesto sauce on top. OR toss it in a big bowl but ensure that your pasta is well drained as the excess water will make it soupy. Sprinkle on Parmesan cheese (the Kraft kind or cheese block kind). Enjoy!
  6. Note: the chicken broth tastes good too, you can serve it as a side soup with a sprinkle of scallions. Or freeze and use it for a chicken noodle soup dish.

Stir in about a third of a cup of the pesto and return the chicken to the pan. Add chicken, whipping cream, salt, and pepper (to taste). Pour pasta, sprinkle desired amount of parmesan over dish. This One Pot Creamy Pesto Chicken Pasta was inspired by those little packets of powdered pasta sauce mix I always see in the grocery store. While those little packets are probably great for camping, stocking a bomb shelter, or keeping in your emergency hurricane supplies, I think regular weeknights call for something better.

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