Chicken: Spinach Fettuccine with Chicken and Pesto

posted by Mona M 11-14-101 7:44 AM

Spinach Fettuccine with Chicken and Pesto
from Above & Beyond Parsley... Food for the Senses

3/4 pound spinach fettuccine, cooked
1 cup heavy cream
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, cut into pieces
3/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
2-3 tablespoons cooking oil
4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves, cut into bite-sized pieces
4 tablespoons pesto
Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste

Heat cream in a small heavy saucepan over medium heat. Add butter and stir until melted. Gradually add 3/4 cup Parmesan cheese and stir until melted. Reduce heat to low and keep sauce warm.

Heat oil over medium heat. Add chicken and stir until opaque (approximately 3 minutes). Transfer to a bowl, using a slotted spoon. Mix in 1 tablespoon pesto.

Toss cooked fettuccine with remaining pesto and cheese sauce. Arrange pasta on a platter. Spoon chicken over and season with salt and pepper. Serve immediately. Pass additional grated Parmesan cheese.


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