Chicken and Roasted red pepper pesto rescue pasta

Chicken and Roasted red pepper pesto rescue pasta

So as I said on my Instagram, this pasta will save your life. It’s saved mine many a time, when I’ve been a bit down in the dumps and feeling generally shite. There is nothing cheesy (fake) carby goodness can’t solve in my honest opinion. It’s simple and easy to make and can be made entirely at home without much faff… just what you need when all you want to do is curl up on the sofa and watch the Great British Bake Off (this isn’t me right now…).  So enjoy the recipe and I hope it gives you as much assistance as its given me!

Chicken and Roasted Red Pepper Pesto Rescue Pasta Sauce

Whether it's work, a break up, terrible Mancunian weather or a terrible case of the sniffles this sauce will save your life.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Servings: 2

Ingredients

  • 1 shallot
  • 1 chicken breast
  • 3 tbsp roasted red pepper pesto
  • 1 tbsp tomato purée
  • 1 tbsp water
  • 1 tbsp creme fraiche
  • Sizeable chunk of courgette
  • 10 cherry tomatoes
  • A handful of spinach

Instructions

  • Lightly fry the onion and add the chicken (chopped into bitesize chunks). Fry until white on the outside.
  • Add the pesto, tomato purée, water and creme fraiche and heat until the sauce looks thick and creamy. Cook for 5 minutes
  • Add in the veg and cook for a further three minutes (or until the spinach has wilted down).
  • Serve with wholemeal pasta or courgetti, depending on how dire your day is!

Notes

Extra red pepper chunks added to the sauce with the other veg is also a winner!
Also, topping with cheese and baking in the oven for half an hour does this saucy number absolutely no harm!
 In the photo I served mine with courgetti, but only because we had no pasta in the house, which was pretty devastating. Obviously you don’t have to be in a crisis to try this bad boy, but when you’re needing a bit of tlc and have nobody at your disposal, this bad boy will help a sister out!

Enjoy, and don’t forget to let me know how it goes!

Millie xx

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Roasted Red Pepper Pesto

Roasted Red Pepper Pesto

Use this little number with anything… on meat, fish, with grains… whatever you want really! It’s so quick and easy to make there’s absolutely no excuse to go back to shop bought ready made rubbish!!!

Roasted Red Pepper Pesto

This is enough to make enough of my chicken and roasted red pepper pesto rescue pasta sauce for four hungry adults. However it should keep in the fridge for 3-5 days.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time35 mins

Ingredients

  • 1 red pepper
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 30 g pine nuts
  • 20 g parmesan
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt and Pepper

Instructions

  • Roast the pepper in the oven at 180C for 30 minutes.
  • Once the pepper is done, add everything into a blender and whiz until smooth. Told you it was easy!
 Enjoy, Millie xx

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