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Chicken & Mushroom Pesto Pasta Recipe


Chicken & Mushroom Pesto Pasta Recipe

INGREDIENTS:

  • 450g pasta
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil (3 Tbsp if using fresh mushrooms)
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 1 chicken breast, thinly sliced
  • 200g sliced fresh mushrooms or 1 cup Freezer Ready Garlic Mushrooms
  • 250ml (1 cup) pesto (homemade or purchased)
  • Salt & pepper
  • Parmesan cheese to serve
INSTRUCTIONS:
  1. Cook the pasta according to packet instructions.
  2. Whilst the pasta is cooking, warm a large fry pan over a medium - high heat.
If using fresh mushrooms
  1. Heat 2 Tablespoons of olive oil in the fry pan.
  2. Add the garlic, and sauté for one minute.
  3. Add the mushrooms.
  4. Cook for 5 minutes, stirring frequently, until the mushrooms have softened and are starting to fry.
  5. Remove the mushrooms from the pan and set aside.
  6. Heat a further Tablespoon of oil in the fry pan.
  7. Add the thinly sliced chicken breast.
  8. Cook for 3 -4 minutes, or until the chicken is just cooked.
  9. Add the mushrooms back to the pan, then continue as below.
If using Freezer Ready Garlic Mushrooms
  1. Heat 2 Tablespoons of olive oil in the frypan.
  2. Add the garlic, and sauté for one minute.
  3. Add the thinly sliced chicken breast.
  4. Cook for 3 -4 minutes, or until the chicken is just cooked.
  5. Add the garlic mushrooms to the pan.
  6. Cook for 1 - 2 minutes to allow the mushrooms to heat through.
  7. Continue as below.
To finish the recipe
  1. Drain the pasta, reserving a small amount of the cooking water.
  2. Place the drained pasta into the fry pan.
  3. Add the pesto to the fry pan.
  4. Season well with salt & pepper.
  5. Stir thoroughly to ensure the chicken and mushrooms are well stirred through the pasta and the pasta is well covered with pesto.
  6. Add a little cooking water if the pasta seems dry.
  7. Serve immediately with a good grating of Parmesan cheese.
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Chicken & Mushroom Pesto Pasta Recipe Chicken & Mushroom Pesto Pasta Recipe Reviewed by kuji hara on 4:10 AM Rating: 5

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