Pesto Chicken & Bacon Pasta

This recipe is perfect for those who want something not too complicated, but at the same time tasty and satisfying!
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A flavor explosion your taste buds and stomach will love!

This recipe is perfect for those who want something not too complicated, but at the same time tasty and satisfying!

Cooking the chicken in the bacon fat provides an added level of flavor that blends well with the freshness of the basil pesto. I like to toss my pasta in the same skillet where the chicken was cooked to soak of all of that goodness!

Pesto Chicken & Bacon Pasta

Difficulty: Beginner Prep Time 10 min Cook Time 20 min Total Time 30 mins Servings: 4 Best Season: Suitable throughout the year

Description

This recipe is perfect for those who want something not too complicated, but at the same time tasty and satisfying!

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Cook the pasta according to its package directions. Before draining the pasta, reserve 1/4 cup of the leftover liquid.

  2. While the pasta cooks, wash the basil and remove the stems.

  3. Place basil, garlic cloves, oil, Parmesan cheese, and salt and pepper, in a food processor and pulse until you have reached desired consistency.

  4. Heat skillet and cook bacon until crispy; remove from skillet and let cool. Once cooled, crumble bacon into bite sized pieces.

  5. Season the chicken with Italian and Cajun seasoning, and place in the same skillet that was for the bacon. Cook for 6-8 minutes, until the chicken is cooked through, stirring occasionally. Remove chicken from the heat.

  6. Lower heat to medium low and place pasta in skillet and toss to coat pasta in the leftover oil in skillet until coated. Add in bacon crumbles and mix well.

  7. Once ready to serve, top with more cheese and enjoy!

Note

To make quicker you can use 3/4 cup of store bought prepared basil pesto

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