Creamy Chicken Penne with Sundried Tomatoes, Pesto, and Goat Cheese

Thursday, August 28, 2014 2 1

This creamy pesto pasta recipe is one of our “staples.” In fact, it’s our only staple pasta recipe. J loves pasta, while I feel sluggish and heavy after eating a pasta dinner, and so because I plan our meals, we hardly ever eat pasta. ;) J gets unhappy when we don’t have his beloved pasta for weeks on end, so whenever he starts getting cranky, I’ll appease him with this pesto pasta!

It’s a quick recipe to make – all you have to do is fry the chicken, add everything else to the same pan, and you have a delicious, creamy pasta sauce. Which makes this a great week-night meal. If you want to feel sluggish afterward, that is ;)

IMG_2157

 

Creamy Chicken Pesto Penne with Sundried Tomatoes and Goat Cheese
Serves 4
A quick week-night meal! Will please the man in your life.
Write a review
Print
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
25 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
25 min
Ingredients
  1. 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  2. 1 chicken breast, chopped
  3. 1 teaspoon chopped garlic
  4. 1/2 cup sundried tomatoes
  5. 1/2 cup cream
  6. 1/4 cup soft goat cheese
  7. 4 tablespoons pesto
  8. 4 cups penne pasta, cooked.
Instructions
  1. Melt butter in a large saucepan. Add chicken and saute until fully cooked. Then add garlic and saute until lightly golden. Add sundried tomatoes and pesto and cook about 2 minutes. Lower heat and then slowly add cream. (Note: adding cream at too high heat will cause it to get all clumpy! This is always my mistake!)
  2. Remove pan from heat. Add cooked pasta. Stir in goat cheese until melted and well incorporated.
  3. Season with pepper (and salt if you like) and serve!
the lovely kitchen http://www.thelovelykitchen.org/

 

 

2 comments

2 Comments
  • Katie
    September 5, 2014

    This looks AMAZING! I must try it. Thanks for sharing! – Katie

    • thelovely
      September 5, 2014

      You definitely should – it’s easy and full of flavour. And it doesn’t hurt that it’s man-friendly too!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *