Chicken Pesto Pasta

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup pesto – in the summer I make it with Homemade Basil Pesto
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 box cooked pasta – we’ve got bowtie
  • 3 cups cooked chicken shredded or cubed

Ingredients

  1. Cook and prep your chicken and pasta to your liking and combine in a bowl. Set aside.
  2. For the sauce, bring your heavy cream to a boil, stirring constantly, it will come to a boil fast. Let this boil on medium heat for 4-5 minutes until it thickens up. Add your pesto and stir. Add your parmesan and stir until most of the cheese is melted in the sauce. Add your salt and pepper, not too much as the pesto and cheese have a lot of flavor by themselves.
  3. Pour your pesto cream sauce over the chicken and pasta, and stir to combine.
Nutrition Facts
Servings 4.0
calories 474
Total Fat 28 g 42 %
Saturated Fat 12 g 59 %
Monounsaturated Fat 9 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 156 mg 52 %
Sodium 224 mg 9 %
Potassium 463 mg 13 %
Total Carbohydrate 29 g 10 %
Dietary Fiber 5 g 20 %
Sugars 3 g
Protein 41 g 82 %
Vitamin A 36 %
Vitamin C 15 %
Calcium 31 %
Iron 39 %