Monday, January 20, 2014

Recipe #1 of 2014 - Garlic Pesto Chicken & Tomato Cream Sauce

One of my resolutions this year is to try one new recipe each month. So for January I tried a recipe I found on Pinterest that linked to a blog. The recipe is Garlic Pesto Chicken with Tomato Cream Penne. I should point out that this recipe is actually a revision on a grilled chicken recipe that the blogger found and turned into a skillet chicken dish.

The Chicken Ingredients:
2 boneless chicken breasts.
1/2 bottle of Lawry's Herb and Garlic Marinade
2 large spoonfuls of Pesto

8 ounces of your choice of pasta
2 tablespoons of olive oil
3 cloves of garlic
2 spoonfuls of pesto
1/2 cup of chicken broth
8 ounces of tomato sauce
1 cup of half and half

The Chicken turned out really good. You marinate the sliced chicken in the marinade and pesto overnight and also cook the chicken in it. So the chicken is moist and full of flavor. For just 2 chicken breasts you only need to use about 1/3 of a bottle of marinade. By slicing the chicken it cooks very quickly and is easy for leftover reheating.   

The sauce was OK. I think it could use some more seasoning. Not sure I will make the sauce again.

One recipe down, 11 to go.