Saturday, 13 December 2014
......CHICKEN TOMATO PESTO PENNE.......
1 kilo chicken breast fillets, diced
500 gram packet penne pasta
4 tablespoons tomato pesto
600 mls cream
200 grams mushrooms, sliced
2 teaspoons minced garlic
100 grams spinach leaves
salt and pepper to taste
1 tablespoon grated parmesan cheese
1/2 cup sundried tomatoes, blitzed - optional
cook penne according to directions on packet.
in a large non stick frypan, on medium heat, saute the chicken until cooked but not brown. remove from pan.
in same frypan, saute the garlic and mushrooms until the mushrooms are just cooked.
return chicken to frypan with the garlic and mushrooms.
stir in the cream, the pesto (and the optional sundried tomatoes) Add more pesto according to taste if needed.
add the salt and pepper and parmesan cheese.
add the spinach and cook until just wilted.