One-Pot Chicken Pesto Pasta
Total TimePrep/Total Time: 30 min.
I made this tonight, even making my own fresh pesto from my homegrown basil this morning. The only change I made was using chicken breasts, to reduce the fat. I probably should have added the chicken last, because it was dry and tasteless from being overcooked. Overall, the flavor was pretty bland, even with my adding onion and garlic per other reviewer's suggestion. It may have been cooked in one pot, but I used about a dozen other implements - cutting board, knife, kitchen scale, bowl for pre-cooked chicken, bowl for broccoli, bowl for peas, plus measuring cups and spoons. I'm a pretty experienced cook but it took me several hours to make with all the weighing, measuring, and chopping, plus lots of clean up. Probably not a keep for us. Sorry.
Made this tonight. Loved it! I added sautéed onions and garlic and then at the end I added 1/2 cup heavy cream and 1/4 c Parmesan cheese. I did not cook the broccoli as long as suggested so it would remain firm. Delicious!!
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It was OK - nothing special. I agree with other reviewers that it needed something else. Even though I added some garlic powder, it still needs more flavor. Probably won't make it again.
This was a very easy and delicious recipe. I did not have broccoli or peas, so I used asparagus and zucchini. My husband said that he would eat it again.
This dish was one of my personal favorites. I love pesto and this was a simple way to use it. It was a light and filling dish that had a quick prep time. Great for weeknights or a nice weekend meal!
I used 1/2 lb shrimp and broth made from cooking the shrimp shells, 5 oz mini bowtie pasta, 1/2 sweet red pepper, juice from 1 lemon, 1/3 c. homemade pesto, plus salt and pepper w parmesan on top. No broccoli. I believe 1/2 cup of peas would be sufficient for 3 servings
Great meal!! Easy to make & delicious!
I was pleasantly surprised at this dish. It truly was so easy, and I feel like the lemon juice gave the pesto an extra kick. You really could taste it. This would be a fun one to change up the pesto variety with. I'm also usually quite skeptical about anything "one pot", as I find the liquid or cook time is inevitably off. Not in this case though! It really was exactly what I was looking for - a quick, tasty supper that everyone liked.
The basil pesto made this dish smell wonderful, but the taste wasn't one we liked. We ate it, but won't be making it again. I think the sauce needs something besides just pesto -- something to mix with it.