Wednesday, 26 August 2015

Pesto Pasta Pronto



Creamy Pesto Pasta with Grilled ChickenI just love fresh pasta at the moment, maybe because we have had quite a cold  and rainy august that I have been craving the warmth of creamy carbs! I really hope it improves for September!
Unfortunately I did not have time to make my own pasta or pesto for this dish so the next best thing was to use fresh pasta and pesto from the supermarket. Bubba is also nearly one now so for his evening meals he just eats the same as we do most days and this dish was defiantly a success with him! In order to make it a success with Mr S though,  I did have to add a piece of grilled chicken on top. Very quick and easy to make and I am sure once I am back at work next month I will be making this one often.

Serves 4

Ingredients

3 Chicken Breasts
½ Garlic Salt
½ Dried Thyme
Salt and Pepper
2 tsp Olive Oil
300g Fresh Pasta
2 tsp Butter
2 tsp Plain Flour
1 cup Milk
½ cup Fresh Pesto Sauce
¼ cup Parmesan grated, plus extra for garnish

Equipment

Baking Tray
Saucepans x2
Grater

Method

1.Season chicken with garlic salt, dried thyme, salt and pepper, place on baking tray, drizzle with olive oil and grill for 15-20minutes until cooked through.

2.Boil a large pan of water and add pasta, cook according to instructions normally around 7-10 minutes

3.In a large saucepan melt butter, add flour and mix until smooth






4.Whisk in milk slowly until all absorbed and mixture begins to thicken

5.Whisk in pesto and parmesan

6.Drain pasta and add to pesto sauce, top with chicken and sprinkle of parmesan

7.Serve with a side salad and garlic bread