I confess . . . I am a Pinterest junkie. I find that I pin hundreds of things, but I only actually try a handful of them. Of the few recipes I have actually tried, Chicken Pesto Pasta has by far been the best. It is easy and really is "oh so yummy". The original recipe can be found here. I lightened it up slightly and made a few adjustments to the cooking method to make it a little faster and easier for me.
The original recipe called for pesto and heavy cream. To cut back on some of the fat, I used half and half in place of the cream. I still felt kind of guilty eating the still fairly rich pasta. So the next time I make it, I will probably use fat-free half and half. The original recipe uses previously cooked chicken and makes the sauce separately. I cooked the chicken in a large skillet and dumped the rest of the ingredients on top of it. It allowed me to start with raw chicken and saved me dirtying an extra pan. I also added a little garlic. My family loved this dish!
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