Sunday, December 23, 2007

Simple Supper

Once in a while, you just want a tasty dinner but don't want to have to spend all evening in the kitchen. Or, maybe that is just me! Tonight, I went all out with making dessert, so I made a simple supper. I had purchased a small container of premade pesto at the grocery store, so voila! Instant dinner. I sauteed some chicken breasts, which my husband seasoned quite nicely. While the chicken was cooking, I boiled water for pasta. Once the pasta was done, I mixed in pesto while it was still hot. Then, I added the chicken I had cooked (after I cut it into chunks). It was very satisfying and tasty! You don't even need a recipe for this, but I will post one anyways:

Chicken and Pesto Pasta
from Pachey

2 chicken breasts, cooked, seasoned how you wish (we used salt, pepper, fresh garlic, and dried basil)
cooked pasta - whatever kind you prefer and however much you want!
pemade pesto - 1/2 - 3/4 cup

1. Saute the chicken breasts until cooked. When cool, cut into bite sized chunks.
2. Cook the pasta to the desired firmness. Drain, but don't rinse!
3. Mix the pasta together with pesto. Stir together while hot.
4. Add the chicken and stir again.


Chris & Courtenay said...

Hey...we made the taco bake last night! It was fantastic! thanks for sharing the recipe - "mushygal" from the nest