I am submitting this recipe for Coriander Pesto Chicken Pasta to Presto Pasta Nights, which is being hosted this week by Jennifer from For Such A Time As This
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A few years ago Dave and I decided that we would get a new side by side freezer/fridge for our joint Christmas present. The one I wanted will not fit into our new kitchen and so I had to settle for something different. It works well for the OCD part of me as the freezer drawers are marked – meat, chicken, fish, vegetables and ICE CREAM! It has a DIY ice maker and loads of freezer space. Given that I like to cook in rotation: meat, chicken, fish, vegetarian – the freezer works really well for me. I buy my meat and chicken as needed, and in bulk and then I freeze in portions. I then take out the protein we are having, and the meal we end up eating is decided by the protein we have out. The day after I made the coriander pesto, we had chicken on the menu, and so I decided to use the two ingredients to create this dish.
Coriander Pesto Chicken Pasta
- 200 g pasta of your choice
- 15 mls olive oil
- 2 skinned and boned chicken breasts, sliced
- Salt and freshly ground black pepper to season
- 1 shallot, peeled and finely chopped
- 0.625 mls chilli flakes
- 15 mls coriander pesto
- 30 mls crème fraîche
- while the pasta is cooking, heat the oil in a large frying pan
- season and seal the chicken and remove from the pan
- sauté the shallot until soft
- add the chilli flakes and the chicken
- stir in the pesto and the crème fraîche
- you may need to loosen the sauce with at least 1 tablespoon of the pasta water
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28 thoughts on “Coriander Pesto Chicken Pasta”
Oh! I’ll never resist a plate of pasta and pesto sauce, and with the extra bonus boost of protein..you have a winner dish! Just Delicious!
thanks so much Yvette 🙂
Now that sounds like my kind of fridge freezer. Yummy looking pasta dish. Have a happy day. 🙂 xo
Sounds absolutely delicious. I must try this.
thanks Sylvia – it is very tasty 🙂
Am still stuck on the bit where you said your freezer has a DIY ice cream maker…wow!!!!! Love the way you used the Coriander pesto – looks lovely.
you got stuck on the wrong bit sadly – a drawer for ice creams and a DIY ice maker – but a DIY ice cream maker would be fantastic! Have a great day 🙂
It’s a beautiful fridge and I would steal it if I could!
is your suitcase big enough??
Thanks for stopping by my blog–hope you’ll join in the canning party! And I love the idea of a coriander-based pesto (although I’d be adding it to my tofu–does your freezer have a drawer for that? 😀 ).
I will have to do some preserving as I have a drawer full of lemons 🙂
My kind of meal, actually I had pesto pasta salad and chicken for lunch, sadly from a shop – should make pesto more often, and I miss my basil bush! Keep well!
you should plant some basil at Bev’s!
I’ve never added coriander to my pesto, but what a great idea! This pasta looks and sounds delicious. 🙂
thanks Caroline – I am going to experiment some with pesto as it is so tasty and easy to make 🙂
Tandy, I’d love labelled drawers in my freezer, as I can never find anything! Although I suspect everything would end up in the “miscellaneous” drawer.. 😉
I could come and visit and help sort it all out!
My freezer could well do with some labelling… and dinner looks delicious!
I could come over and help ….
This looks extraordinary and brilliant. Simple to prepare and a delight to eat.
thank you so much Jules 🙂
This sounds really delicious! I love cilantro and really should try making my own pesto with it also.
please let me know how it works out 🙂 Thanks for visiting!