Monday, January 16, 2012

Chicken Pesto with Pasta

This doesn't look as good in the picture as it is.  The fresh green beans are delightful also.  I'll tell you my method for the green beans after the pasta.  I had some chicken left-over from a baked chicken and some pesto in the freezer.  When you don't feel like cooking, but don't want to go out, it is amazing how creative you can become. If you are making this for company, you might want to sprinkle some Parmesan cheese over the top to make it look more appetizing.

Pasta of your choice
1 1/2 cups of cooked chicken
homemade or store-bought pesto
Save a little pasta water to thin out the dish in the end.
Cook the pasta according to dirrections on the package.  When the pasta is al dente pour out the water saving a little to add to the dish in the end.  Put the pasta back in the pot and add the chicken and pesto. Stir and cook on low until heated through.

Green Beans
I have a little jar of bacon greese that I keep on the counter. I add about 1 tablespoon of the bacon greese and then add about 1 tablespoon of onion. Stir on medium-low until the onions have wilted. Add about 1  1/2 cups of water and the green beans.  Cook until desired doneness.

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