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Thursday, June 23, 2016

A New Favourite Dish

Who doesn't like a new recipe, especially when it's super quick and easy? You're in luck tonight as I have a "keeper" for you! This is a new favourite for us, first served to me by Mark and Maggie in Toronto a few weeks ago. It is originally a Buzzfeed recipe, so you may have already seen it. If not, here you go:

Garlic Chicken Pesto Pasta

1 Tblsp. canola oil
2 chicken breasts, sliced into 1/2" strips
2 Tblsp. garlic, chopped (I use a bit less)
generous sprinkling of salt and black pepper, freshly ground if you have it
3/4 cup cream (I use coffee cream, you could also use half milk and half cream)
1/2 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
1/4 cup basil pesto
3 cups penne pasta, cooked and drained
*veggies of your choice - see below
optional garnish- parmesan and chopped fresh basil

*original recipe suggested 3/4 cup cherry tomatoes, halved. I have used broccoli and mushrooms, at least a cup of each, but whatever veggies you like would work- asparagus, carrots, whatever floats your boat! I partially cook the veggies before adding them.

Heat oil in a pan over medium high heat. Combine the chicken, garlic, salt and pepper, cooking until the chicken is browned. Stir often.
Add the cream, parmesan and pesto, stirring until well combined. Let bubble a few minutes until the sauce is reduced a bit.
Stir in veggies and penne, stirring until evenly coated. Remove from heat and serve, topped with parmesan and/or fresh basil as a garnish.
Yummy with warm crusty French bread and a salad.  Enjoy!
Serves 3-4.


"Food is our common ground, a universal experience." ~ James Beard


Jennifer said...

Yum......that sounds good, I shall have to try it!

GailM. said...

oh, now that sounds yummy and pretty easy to prepare. I must give it a try. I use many of your recipes.

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

I make something similar to this a few times a month. My take on a recipe that Corey loves at a local restaurant. I could eat pasta really often as long as it does not have red sauce.

Great recipe. Have a good weekend.
xx, Carol

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I would love to try this. My hubby always grills extra chicken so that I can have it in salads. Enjoy your day sweet friend. Hugs, Diane

Sara - My Woodland Garden said...

Oh, that sounds and looks really delicious! :)
Have a lovely weekend!

Sheila said...

Sounds delicious, will have to try this for sure .

Sandi Mac said...

Sounds like dinner for some night this week!!

Karen said...

Printed it off - sounds delicious! Thanks.

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