CHICKEN & MUSHROOM WITH BASIL PESTO


COOKBOOK: Mag Recipe


A homemade pesto is the bomb! You know how much I love fresh herbs! Not only are they full of vitamins but they add a massive amount of flavour to our dishes.

Pesto is a sauce that originated in Italy and its mainly used with pasta. Simple to make and it’s great as a vegetarian meal along with just the pasta, minus the chicken.

Me , I love it with the chicken and chorizo. This was definitely a hit at home.

Hope you enjoy



RECIPE

Serves 4


500g spaghetti

Olive oil

1 tablespoon butter

Salt & pepper

400g cooked chicken, shredded

2 chorizos, sliced thinly

3 cups mushrooms, sliced

4 cups broccoli, chopped into bite sizes and boiled or microwaved


BASIL PESTO

1 large handful of fresh basil leaves

80g pine nuts, toasted

100g parmesan cheese, grated

1/2 cup olive oil


Boil water in a deep pot. add salt and a tablespoon of olive oil. Cook the pasta as per package instructions. Drain and put in a deep serving dish.

Add the pesto sauce and butter and mix well into the pasta. Set aside.

Add a little olive oil in a pot, add mushroom and stir for a min or two. Add chorizo, cooked broccoli & cooked chicken. Mix well. Add salt & pepper.

Add chicken mixture to the pasta and carefully combine well. Ready to serve.


BASIL PESTO

Place all the ingredients in a processor. Process until smooth in texture.





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