{Penne with Pesto and Chicken}

This is one of my favorite pasta recipes. I Adore anything with Pesto in it or on it. I kinda just threw whatever I thought sounded good in this dish, thats what’s great about it, it really goes good with most anything.

Chicken:
4-5 chicken breasts
Juice from one lemon
1 tsp dried rosemary
1 tsp dried basil
Salt

In a large pot pour water over the chicken breasts and then add the remaining ingredients to the water and boil for about 40 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink and cooked through. Once its done let cool and then shred into a large bowl.

Pesto:
1 garlic clove
2 cups fresh basil
1/4 Cup pine nuts
salt and pepper
1/3 cup olive oil
1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese

In a food processor blend garlic, basil, pine nuts and salt and pepper. While the processor is going pour in olive oil and the parmesan cheese

-Cook a box of penne pasta unil done, drain and add to the shredded chicken bowl. Add the pesto sauce and toss to coat. Then I had about a 1/2 cup of pine nuts. And some grape tomatoes cut in half. I have also added some walnuts and some freshly grated parmesan cheese which is also really good.

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