Chicken Florentine Pesto Pasta

Posted on September 5th, 2019

Sneak some veggies onto your little one’s plate with this delicious recipe.

Chicken Florentine Pesto Pasta

Florentine is a fancy name for foods served with spinach. Take your pesto pasta up a notch by adding spinach and grilled chicken as a side. You’ll be easily transported to an Italian countryside cafe!

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Ingredients

  • ½ cup chopped onion
  • 2 ½ tbsp pesto
  • 2 tbsp olive oil or chilli oil
  • 2 tbsp grated Parmesan cheese
  • 3 tbsp fresh cream
  • 1 cup spinach leaves
  • 250g Pasta Joy linguine pasta
  • Salt to taste
  • Ground black pepper to taste

Method

  1. Cook pasta in a large pot of salted, boiling water for roughly 8 minutes until al dente. Drain water from the pasta.
  2. Heat the oil in a frying pan over medium to low heat. Add pesto, onion, spinach, salt and pepper. Cook about 5 minutes, or until onions are soft. Swirl in cream and bring to a slight boil.
  3. Add pasta into the pot and swirl around in pesto sauce until coated. Adjust seasoning and stir in grated cheese.
  4. Serve alongside grilled chicken breasts.
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