I decided to do my own take on a similar recipe to what was on the back of the container since I didn’t have all of the ingredients.
Creamy Pesto Chicken & Shells
1/2 cup of any type of vegetables you want (I used red bell peppers, zucchini, frozen broccoli and snap peas)
4 small boneless skinless chicken breasts
2 cups of cooked shells pasta
1 tub of Philadelphia Creamy Pesto Cooking Creme
Cut the chicken into smaller chunks and add to a skillet sprayed with cooking spray. Cook until no longer pink. In a separate skillet while the chicken is cooking, add your vegetables with cooking spray. In the meantime, while that is cooking, boil your shells.
When the shells are done add to a pot and pour in half of the pesto and stir to combine. Once the vegetables are cooked, add that to the shells and stir. When the chicken is done add that and the rest of the cooking creme. Keep warm until ready to serve.
We served our dinner with garlic bread.
Garlic bread that I got for $1!
My dinner plate
We both loved our dinner! The pesto sauce wasn’t overpowering at all and it wasn’t too creamy which I was afraid of. It had the right balance between creme and pesto. I really enjoyed it. I thought that it would make for a great dinner any day of the week. We have some leftovers for dinner tonight which is always great! I would definitely recommend trying this especially if you are a fan of pesto and don’t feel like making your own sauce.
So that is all I have for today! Stay dry!!!
Have a great Tuesday!