Chicken Pesto Pasta

Chicken Pesto PastaOnce again, I bring to you busy bees an easy pasta recipe you can whip up every time you feel too lazy to cook.

Chicken Pesto Pasta

You will need the following ingredients:
1 box whole wheat pasta
2 skinless, boneless chicken breasts, sliced
Sprinkle of salt and pepper
2 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon butter
3 chopped garlic cloves
2 cups milk (any type, low-fat would be great!)
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 small jar of pesto
2 cups shredded Parmesan cheese

Cook pasta according to directions. Sprinkle chicken evenly with salt and pepper. Place chicken on grill rack coated with olive oil. Grill until done. Let stand 5 minutes. Cut chicken breasts into pieces. To make the sauce, heat butter in a pan over medium heat. Add garlic to pan and cook, stirring occasionally. Combine 1 cup milk and flour in a small bowl the add to the butter, making sure that you stir constantly with a whisk. After, add in the pesto. Gradually add remaining 1 cup milk again stir constantly. Cook until sauce slightly thickens. Season and then add the Parmesan cheese. Add chicken and sauce to pasta, tossing well to coat.

Disclaimer: All measurements for ingredients are just estimated. Always taste your food while cooking and add more of something if it lacks a certain flavor. Every palette is different.


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