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Easy and Delicious Pesto Chicken Pasta

Easy and Delicious Pesto Chicken Pasta

This easy pasta recipe is perfect for a quick weeknight meal.

  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 10 mins

 

Ingredients

1 lb favorite dried pasta

Do You Bake? Pesto Cheese ball box mix

8 oz. Cream Cheese

2 tbsp fresh chopped basil

2 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil

boneless skinless chicken breasts

2/3 cup milk or cream

1 cup chopped fresh or frozen broccoli

salt and pepper to taste

 

Directions

1- Heat olive oil in a large sauté pan over medium-high. Season the chicken with salt and pepper on both sides and place in the pan.

2- Cover with the lid and sear for 5 minutes on one side.

3- Flip and sear 5 to 6 more minutes, or until cooked through.

4- Remove the chicken from let cool. After a few minutes, chop the chicken into bite-sized chunks.

5- Keep sauté pan on medium heat and add your cream cheese, Do You Bake? Pesto Cheese-ball mix and milk. Stir until completely combined and smooth. Simmer mixture.

6- While chicken is cooking and sauce is simmering, boil the pasta along with the broccoli (in a large pot of salted boiling water) until al dente, about 8 minutes.

7- Drain the pasta water and return the pasta to the pot.

8- Stir in your pesto sauce and chopped chicken.

9- Season with salt and black pepper to taste.

10- Toss in a few sundried tomatoes (optional) for pretty color.

11- Enjoy!

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