Pesto Pasta with Marinated Chicken

Was thinking what to make for dinner……something that is easy, never made before and had to use the leftover in the fridge which was 1 jar of pesto sauce and sweet chili pepper filled with cream cheese. Already defrosted 1 chicken fillet so had to use it also. So here we go…

For 2 persons


For the Pasta:
– 300gr dry pasta ie. fusili, penne
– 5 litre of water
– pinch of salt
– some drops of oil

– Boil the water with salt and oil.
– Pour dried pasta in the boiled water.
– Cook until pasta is done according to the package.

For the Pesto Sauce:
– 2 garlic minced
– 1 onion minced
– 1 chili pepper minced
– 1 jar pesto
– 1/2 tsp salt
– 1/2 tsp pepper
– 1 tbs dried Italian herb
– Little Olive oil

– Heat the olive oil in a pan and when it’s hot add garlic, chili pepper and onion.
– Continue cooking until garlic and onion are fragrant and turn colors.
– Add the rest of ingredients mix well and turn off fire.

For the Marinated Chicken:
– 200 gr chicken fillet
– 1 tbs garlic powder
– 1/2 tsp salt
– 1/2 tsp pepper
– 2 tbs olive oil
– Little bit more oil for frying the chicken

– Cut chicken in thin slices.
– Mix all the spices and oil and rub it onto the chicken.
– Marinate for min 15 minutes.
– Heat oil in a non stick/grill pan, fry chicken until both side is done.

– Serve the pasta with the chicken, pesto sauce and topped with sweet chili peppert filled with cream cheese.
– If you like you can pour parmesan cheese on top 🙂

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