13 April, 2020
One Pot Creamy Pesto Chicken Pasta
Posted in : MAIN DISHES
by : Admin
This easy main dish pasta cooks in 30 minutes, all in one pan! Use a bite-size pasta shape like penne, bowtie or ziti and your favorite prepared basil pesto sauce.
1 tablespoon olive oil butter
1 tablespoon butter
1/2 onion, chopped
2 tsp minced garlic
1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts cut into 1/2 inch chunks
2 tablespoons flour
1 teaspoon salt, plus more to taste
2 1/2 cups chicken broth
1 cup heavy cream
8 ounces penne, butterfly, or ziti pasta
1/3 cup prepared pesto sauce
1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
Heat the oil and butter in a large (12-inch), 2-inch deep skillet over medium heat. When the butter stops foaming, stir in the onion and garlic until softened and fragrant, 2-3 minutes.
Stir in the chicken and cook for 1 minute, then sprinkle salt and flour over the chicken, stirring to coat.
Gradually stir in the broth, and then the cream. Raise the heat and bring to a boil.
Stir in the pasta noodles. Bring the heat down to a low simmer and cover the pan. Cook 12-15 minutes until pasta is tender.
Remove from heat and stir in the pesto until incorporated. Remove from heat, top with parmesan cheese and serve immediately.