One-Pot Chicken Pesto Pasta
Total TimePrep/Total Time: 30 min.
I was going to try this recipe but I don't want to use a sight that allows reviewers to berate other reviewers for simply giving their opinion on a recipe. The point of reviews is to get a variety of opinions the positive and the negative and it doesn't have to agree with your opinion. If you like it great - say so with the reasons why and then move on.
DO NOT LISTEN TO ELLEN. No person in their right mind would find this recipe less than delicious. Furthermore, a person with as much experience in the kitchen as she claims to have would realize how to avoid using so many dishes. They would also know how to manage their time better. They would also be able to tell if the outcome from the ingredients and the process would yield a desirable result. Ellen, you are not special for having homegrown basil. In fact, the reason your meal sucked is probably because you made terrible pesto with it. Your review is laughable. In short, this meal was awesome and Ellen is an idiot. Recipe: 1 Ellen: 0 PS. I do suggest cooking the chicken with garlic and adding parmesan cheese at the end.
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!