Chicken Pesto Pasta

5:26:00 PM

I feel happy writing this post. It's my first time to post about how I love not only eating (my faves here!) but also cooking. Just recently, I'm always the one who cooks our lunch. My father is a really good cook. I hope I inherited the same trait when it comes to cooking. : )

Just this month, the bf and I celebrated our 6th anniversary. For our post celebration, I decided to cook Chicken Pesto Pasta. I first tried the recipe with my aunt and cousin and it turned out great. I want to share with you guys the recipe. It's really simple and I know even a ten-year-old can cook this (with supervision! ).

    1 (16 ounce) package penne pasta
    2 tablespoons butter
    2 tablespoons olive oil
    4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves - cut into thin strips
    2 cloves garlic, minced
    salt and pepper to taste
    1 1/4 cups heavy cream
    1/4 cup pesto
    3 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

     1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until aldente; drain.
     2. Heat butter and olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Saute chicken and garlic until chicken is almost cooked. Reduce heat and stir in salt, pepper, cream, pesto and Parmesan cheese. Cook until chicken is no longer pink inside. Stir in cooked pasta.

Recipe from

Instead of penne I used the regular spaghetti pasta. We also tried fetuccine before but the taste is better when we used the regular spaghetti pasta. Also for the pesto, I used the one you can buy on sachets or small packs. The one I used if I'm not mistaken is the Knorr Pesto Sauce Mix or maybe it was McCormick's. Gah, I can't remember. Anyway, one pack is good for 200g pasta so I used two for the 16oz (usually that's the 500g pasta). Even one pack is enough. Here's a photo of my version of Chicken Pesto Pasta:

from my instagram
Yummy! Hopefully this wouldn't be the first and last I'll post about cooking and recipes. I really want to learn how to cook, not only pasta recipes but also main dish recipes.

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  1. Great looking plate of pasta! Must try yr recipe!! :)

  2. Simple and nice. Will give a try soon esp during the days time is a crisis for me.

  3. Thank you for the comments! Try the recipe when you have the time. It's very simple and really good! :)


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