I love chicken & pasta dishes. They are a great combination and go so well with a wide range of sauces to accompany the meal. For this dish, a wonderful spinach and basil pesto sauce provides the real tangy flavour.
The chicken and penne are a great combination and perfect base for this dish. The real flavour to this meal comes from the wonderful pesto that coats the chicken and pasta. The pesto is an amazing blend of spinach, garlic, basil, parmesan, olive oil, ricotta and pine nuts. The pesto provides a rich creamy burst of flavour to this meal and is further enhanced by a sprinkling of additional parmesan prior to serving. A very tasty pasta dish!
This is a great quick and easy meal that can be prepared and made in about 30 minutes. The pesto sauce is also easy to make. The only ‘out of the ordinary’ step is the blanching of the spinach to try and get the most flavour for the pesto. It will still be a great flavoured pesto even if you skip this step.
Leftovers for this meal can be easily frozen and kept for a day when you just don’t have time to spend in the kitchen whipping up an evening meal.