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Cut one pound of boneless, skinless. Creamy Pesto Chicken. this link is to an external site that may or may not meet accessibility guidelines. This Instant Pot Pesto Chicken is a recipe I like to make on days like that.
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To begin with this recipe, we must prepare a few ingredients. You can cook creamy pesto chicken & pasta quick hack using 12 ingredients and 6 steps. Here is how you can achieve it.
The ingredients needed to make Creamy Pesto Chicken & Pasta Quick Hack:
- Take Your favorite Chicken part/s
- Get Bottled or ready-made Pesto sauce
- Take 3-4 garlic cloves, smashed
- Get 1/2 red onion, sliced coarsely
- Prepare 1 large or 2 small dry bay/laurel leaves
- Make ready 1 c or more water
- Prepare 1/2 cube chicken bullion or broth cube
- Make ready Cooked pasta
- Take 150 ml all purpose cream (nestle or other)
- Get pinch peppercorns (huge pinch)
- Prepare to taste Salt
- Make ready Sprinkle of Parmesan (optional)
It's unapologetically indulgent, and loaded with all the essential food groups - cream, parmesan, chicken and BACON. Add chicken and season with salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Cook until the chicken is no longer pink, then Return the chicken to the pot. Stir in the pesto and Parmesan.
Steps to make Creamy Pesto Chicken & Pasta Quick Hack:
- In a pot heat your water and add the bay leaves, garlic, onions, peppercorns and 1/4 of a chicken bullion cube. Add your chicken (salted lightly), thawed or 1/2 frozen. How much chicken? Depends how many are eating. How much water? Enough to submerge the chicken. Cover, turn, check until chicken is cooked (about 15-20 mins for 2 pcs of quarter chicken). Set aside when cooked.
- Meanwhile while boiling chicken, cook your pasta according to package instructions. Don't forget to add salt and oil or butter in the water. Set aside when cooked.
- Pesto sauce- to make it quick and easy, buy a pre-made or ready made pesto sauce from the supermarket. Normally they are in small bottles good for 2-3 servings. You can use the whole thing depending on how many are eating. If there's excess oil in the bottle, separate and pour it in a container (if u want to use it later on), no need to strain or to be exact. We need to remove the excess oil since this is a creamy sauce.
- In very low heat, pour the oil-drained pesto in a pan. Add your nestle or all purpose cream and 1/4 of the remaining chicken bullion cube. Stir in the flavors. Add a few tablespoons of the chicken broth from the boiled chicken to enhance the flavor, but not too much to make it soupy. To thicken, you can add more cream. Taste and season accordingly.
- Plating- plate your chicken and pasta then scoop your pesto sauce on top. OR toss it in a big bowl but ensure that your pasta is well drained as the excess water will make it soupy. Sprinkle on Parmesan cheese (the Kraft kind or cheese block kind). Enjoy!
- Note: the chicken broth tastes good too, you can serve it as a side soup with a sprinkle of scallions. Or freeze and use it for a chicken noodle soup dish.
This easy Creamy Pesto Chicken Pasta can be made in the Instant Pot or on the stovetop and is packed with flavor! For a healthy variation on creamy chicken salad, we've replaced half the mayonnaise with basil pesto. Serve over greens or make it into a sandwich for a healthy lunch. Add chicken, whipping cream, salt, and pepper (to taste). Let sauce simmer until slightly thickened Add pesto and parmesan.
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