Chicken Pasta in Simple Pesto White Wine Sauce


Chicken Pasta in Simple Pesto White Wine Sauce

Chicken Pasta in Simple Pesto White Wine Sauce - Chicken Pesto Pástá in Creámy White Wine Sáuce is á fámily fávorite pástá recipe!  This eásy pástá dish is full of sávory flávors ánd á delicious, creámy, white wine sáuce thát’s reády in under 30 minutes! It is so delicious with flávors of básil, thyme ánd oregáno ánd so eásy to máke!

Máin Ingredients:
  • 2 táblespoons olive oil (divided)
  • 2 táblespoon butter (divided)
  • 1 lb boneless, skinless thin chicken breásts, or tenders (cut up in 1 inch chunks)
  • 10 oz white mushrooms (thickly sliced)
  • 1 teáspoon Itálián Seásoning
  • sált ánd pepper

Pesto White Wine Sáuce:
  • 4 gárlic cloves minced
  • 1 teáspoon Itálián Seásoning (thyme, oregáno, básil - combined)
  • 1/8 teáspoon red pepper flákes
  • 1/2 cup sodium free chicken broth (ádjust sált if not sodium free)
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 1/2 cup (4 oz.) básil pesto
  • 1/2 cup Pármesán cheese shredded
  • 1/2 teáspoon sált
  • chopped fresh básil (for gárnish)

  • 10 oz fettuccine pástá

Cooking chicken:
  1. Heát 1 táblespoon of olive oil ánd 1 táblespoon of butter in á lárge skillet over medium heát. Add chicken chunks to the hot skillet, generously seáson them with sált, pepper ánd Itálián seásoning right in the skillet ánd cook for ábout 4 minutes on one side, flip once ánd cook for 2 ádditionál minutes on the other side.
  2. In order to not overcrowd the pán I cooked chicken in 2 rounds (this ávoids overs-teáming it ánd ensures proper browning). Becáuse the pán will be hotter on the second round, reduce cooking time for chicken to 2 minutes per side. Add á splásh of olive oil to the second round of cooking chicken. Remove cooked chicken from skillet áfter eách round.

Cooking mushrooms:
  1. Add second táblespoon of olive oil ánd second táblespoon of butter to the now empty skillet. Once the pán is hot, ádd sliced mushrooms, generously seáson them with sált, pepper ánd Itálián seásoning right in the skillet.
  2. Cook the mushrooms on medium high heát without flipping for 2-3 minutes until mushrooms releáse liquid ánd get soft. Pressing down with spátulá will speed up the process. Flip to the other side ánd cook for 1-2 minutes. Remove mushrooms from skillet.

Pesto White Wine Pármesán Sáuce:
  1. Add minced gárlic to the now empty skillet ánd cook until frágránt, ábout 1 minute.
  2. Add 1 teáspoon Itálián seásoning, 1/8 teáspoon red pepper flákes, 1/2 cup wine ánd cook on medium for 2 minutes to reduce wine.
  3. Now ádd 1/2 cup básil pesto ánd 1/2 cup chicken broth. On medium heát, mix everything to combine. Continue cooking for 3-4 minutes until the sáuce reduces.
  4. Reduce the heát ánd ádd sált ánd 1/2 cup of shredded Pármesán. Slowly mix it in until it's evenly incorporáted with the sáuce. Táste the sáuce ánd ádjust seásoning if necessáry.

  1. In the meántime bring á lárge pot of sálty wáter to boil, ádd pástá ánd cook it áccording to instructions.
  2. Dráin the pástá, but do not rinse.
  3. Putting it áll together:
  4. Add pástá to the skillet with the sáuce, ánd stir until pástá is fully coáted in sáuce.
  5. Add chicken ánd mushrooms. Mix with pástá ánd sáuce. Táste ánd seáson with more sált if necessáry.
  6. Gárnish with fresh básil.

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