Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Easy Chicken Pesto Penne

This is so delicious, so easy, fast and great for summer. I used a rotissere chicken so I didn't have to turn on the oven at all. Everyone, including my kids liked this. I bought a large jar of pesto from Costco and can't wait to use it in other recipes. I am LOVING pesto lately.

Chicken Pesto Penne

1 1/2 cups heavy cream
1/2 cup pesto
1/2 cup parmesan
1 pound penne pasta, cooked and drained

Boil heavy cream, stirring constantly, over medium heat for about 5 minutes, until it thickens. Add pesto and stir then add parmesan cheese. Stir until cheese melts. Salt and pepper to taste. Toss with chicken and pasta.


  1. This recipe looks delicious! I can't wait to try it. My sister and I have been loving pesto lately as well. Here's our latest creation using pesto: http://clousecousinscookin.blogspot.com/2010/07/pesto-bruschetta.html

    Thanks for all the great recipes!

  2. This sounds and looks delicious. I think I might make this one!

  3. This looks super easy and yummy! Love recipes like that! :)

  4. It IS so good! Glad you liked it. Thanks for the link love.

  5. Do you make your own pesto or buy it?

  6. Jeanne, I buy it from Costco. Thanks, I hope you like this!

  7. Hi Jane

    Did you use a whole rotissere chicken for this recipe.

  8. What kind of chicken did you use? I'm a newbie to cooking so I'd appreciate any tips on baking/grilling chicken!!

  9. This was delicious! I made it tonight and didn't put chicken in it and it was still amazing. I used pesto from Fresh n Easy and it worked great. Thanks for the simple and wonderful recipe :)