Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Pesto Chicken Pasta

Coles Magazine November 2012 issue, page 38


350g penne pasta
1 tablespoon olive oil
250g grape or cherry tomatoes
500g chicken thigh fillets, trimmed and chopped
190g basil pesto
300ml light cooking cream
1 cup frozen peas
shaved Parmesan, to serve

  1. Cook pasta in a large pot of boiling water according to packet directions, or until al dente. Meanwhile, heat oil in a large deep frypan, and cook tomatoes over medium heat for 2-3 mins, until just softened. Transfer to a bowl and set aside.
  2. Reheat pan and cook chicken in 3 batches, turning occasionally, until golden brown. Return all chicken to pan, add pesto, cream and peas. Stir to combine, and bring to just boiling. Reduce heat and simmer for 5 mins.
  3. Drain pasta and add to pan, along with tomatoes. Turn gently to combine. Serve with shaved Parmesan.

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