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Chicken Pesto Pasta


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June 19, 2020

A plate of chicken pesto pastaThis is a light fresh colorful combination of flavors that taste so sweet, yet a bit spicy!

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Ingredients:

  • 1 lb fresh chicken breast, boneless & skinless (cut into cubes)
  • 1/4 cup Greek salad dressing/marinade
  • 1/2 green pepper, sliced
  • 1 carrot, thick shredded
  • 2 plum tomatoes, diced
  • 8 small fresh asparagus tips
  • 4-5 large fresh basil leaves, chopped
  • 1/4 head of Savoy cabbage, shredded thin
  • 2 large handfuls baby spinach
  • 1 packet pesto seasoning
  • 1 (14 oz can) chicken broth
  • 1 can water
  • 2 Tbsp sugar
  • seasonings; start with a 1/4 tsp of each, then taste test.. black pepper, season salt, minced garlic, minced onion, & oregano
  • 1/2 lb angel hair pasta, cooked
  • 2 Tbsp butter
Ingredients for chicken pesto pasta
 
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Steps:

  1. Cut up chicken and put it in a zip up bag with marinade. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
  2. Marinating the chicken.
     
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  3. Using a deep covered skillet, pour chicken and marinade into a hot skillet. Toss it and turn until all sides are golden brown.
  4. Cooking chicken in a cast iron pan.
     
  5. Add all the seasonings. Stir, add chicken broth and water. Bring to a boil and then let it simmer.
  6. The cooked chicken in a cast iron pan.
     
  7. Add, carrots, green peppers, tomatoes, basil, and asparagus, stirring well.
  8. Vegetables added to the chicken in the pan.
     
  9. Meanwhile, put on the water for pasta and cook the angel hair. When cooked, drain, add butter and cover.
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  11. Add cabbage and baby spinach stir in gently. Cover for 5 minutes. It is now ready to serve.
  12. Adding basil to the chicken mixture
     
    Cooking the chicken mixture.
     
  13. Serve with the pasta in a deep dish bowl. Put spoonfuls of chicken and vegetables and sauce over it. I added a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese and it tasted wonderful. Enjoy!
  14. The finished chicken pesto pasta.
     
    A plate of angel hair pasta, ready to be topped.
     
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