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Spaghetti with Pesto and Chicken


I was very excited to try my homemade pesto and of course, paired with pasta! I used whole grain noodles. I love whole grain - whether pasta, bread, cereal, etc. The "chewiness" that people frown upon is a small price to pay for healthier food. I am glad that more and more brands are branching out to the "whole grain avenue." 

Make no mistake, though - there is a difference between whole grain, whole wheat, multi-grain, and other whatnots. And that is why it takes me about 15 minutes just to choose a loaf of bread in the grocery store.

Back to my recipe. I used my pesto recipe from here to sauce up my pasta. As for the chicken, those were leftovers from my Chicken Parmesan that I heated up and sliced to add some protein to the dish. Quick, easy, and yummy!

What you need: 

2 portions (about 4 ounces) of uncooked whole grain spaghetti
3 tablespoons of basil pesto, divided
2 pieces Chicken Parmesan cutlets, sliced
sprig of basil leaves (for garnish)

What to do: 

Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain.

Divide the pasta and place in two bowls. Mix in 1 1/2  tablespoons of pesto per bowl. Add sliced chicken pieces and garnish with basil leaves.

Tips, Tricks and Tweaks: 

1. Add more (or less) pesto to your liking!
2. Leftover rotisserie chicken also works well with this recipe. Just make sure it is not BBQ flavored or something.
3. A sprinkle of parmesan cheese would add extra flavor to the dish.


peachkins said...

Naku, favorite na favorite na ni Ykaie to.. Chicken na pesto pa!

christo AKA doggybloggy said...

now that is a plate full of love -

rome said...

whhooaa! penge ako! naglaway naman talaga ako jan, parang naamoy ko yung parmesan cheese

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