Friday, 3 February 2012

Chicken and Broccoli Pesto Pasta

The twins are visiting again so something quick, tasty and easy to eat with one arm while cradling a twin was called for this cold winter evening. The addition of pesto gave a hint of summer to come to a heart one pot dish.

2 Chicken Breasts cut into bite sized pieces
1 head of broccoli cut into florets
3-4 flat mushrooms cut to the same size as the chicken
2 leeks finely sliced
1 small glass of wine
100g of pesto
4 hands of pasta shapes such as penne
Knob of butter

Fry the leaks until softened with the butter in a large casserole. Add the chicken and mushrooms and fry until coloured and put some water on to boil for the pasta. Add a glass of wine to the leek and chicken mixture and simmer for a few minutes. Lay the broccoli on top and cover. Cook the pasta and then add to the pan with the broccoli and chicken. Stir in the pesto and serve with grated cheese on the side.