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Recipe of the Week: Creamy Pesto Chicken on Pasta

One of the things I love to do when I am home is try out some new recipes.

I tried one from allrecipes.com today with a few minor adjustments. It’s called Creamy Chicken Pesto with Bow Tie Pasta (this can be replaced with any kind of pasta really).

Creamy Pesto Chicken and Bow Ties Recipe

Ingredients:

3 cups uncooked pasta

2 tablespoons butter/margarine

1 lb. skinless, boneless chicken breast cubed

1 (10.75 oz) can of condensed cream of chicken soup

1/2 cup pesto sauce

1/2 cup milk

My added ingredients:

1/4 cup ricotta cheese

1 package frozen spinach thawed

Directions:

Cook pasta according to directions on box. Drain.

In the meantime, brown the chicken in butter/margarine.

When chicken is almost browned, add spinach to cook for a little while.

Add soup, pesto, milk, and ricotta cheese. Bring to boil. Then bring it down to low heat and let it cook for about 5 minutes.

Stir in the pasta.

Voila! You have yourself a very versatile dish.

There are a lot of ways to experiment with this recipe. By adding or subtracting some ingredients. For example, I’m not a huge fan of chicken, I ended up leaving the pieces on the side. I could probably cook this without the chicken an it would probably be a lot faster, too. Also you could add mushrooms or try a different Cream of __ soup. Also, maybe how I added spinach you prefer broccoli. The point is it is a very good base recipe and quite delicious as well.

Bon apetite!