Sunday, March 11, 2012

Pesto Angel Hair Chicken

Since I posted a recipe using Pesto the last time, I decided to share this Pesto Pasta recipe. It's a favorite in our family and goes very well with chicken! Serves 4.

12 oz angel hair pasta
3 chicken breasts, diced
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
1 tbsp minced garlic
1/4 cup lemon juice
1 cup extra virgin olive oil plus 2 tbsp olive oil
1/4 cup parmesan cheese
1/3 cup oregano
1/3 cup basil

Prepare angel hair pasta according to box directions. Drain, and set aside.

Put the 2 tbsp olive oil into a pot and heat on high. Add the chicken, cayenne pepper, minced garlic and lemon juice. Stir well and set on medium. Cook till there are no more pink parts to the chicken and liquid has evaporated.

Now Mix together well in a bowl the 1 cup olive oil, parmesan cheese, oregano and basil. Pour into the pot with the chicken and heat thoroughly for about 3-4 minutes. Now finally, add your cooked angel hair pasta and make sure to mix very well, incorporating everything.

About 11 points a serving! Healthy and filling and full of heart-healthy fat. Dig in folks!

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