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Old 12-17-2009, 07:08 PM   #1
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So being the holidays I was terribly rushed for time and energy to get dinner together tonight. I scanned the pantry and fridge to come up with this VERY tasty quick meal. You guys know I hate recipes (when I put them together) so this is pretty thrown together and measurements may not be exact. And no it's not Q per say, but the chicken is cooked on the grill :)


Creamy Grilled Chicken Pesto Pasta.

1lb thin chicken breast
to taste: olive oil, garlic powder, salt pepper

2 tbsp butter/margarine
8 oz cream cheese
2/3c chicken broth
3tbsp prepared pesto (heaping!)
3tbsp milk/half & half/cream
1/4c grated parm (fresh is best but in a tight spot......)
1/2 box fettuccine cooked

Directions:
coat chicken in oil and seasonings (next time if time permits I'd brine briefly). Grill till just done.
While chicken is cooking/resting in a large pan over medium heat melt butter. Add cream cheese, stir constantly until melted. Add chicken broth, pesto and milk. Continue stirring until combined, add parm.
Cut the chicken into bite sized strips, add to sauce. Continue cooking over medium low for 5 minutes.
Spoon over hot pasta.


Thanks for checking it out.
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Old 12-17-2009, 07:09 PM   #2
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Nice grub!
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Old 12-17-2009, 07:17 PM   #3
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looks yummy
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Old 12-17-2009, 07:24 PM   #4
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Looks tasty.
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Old 12-17-2009, 07:27 PM   #5
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Outstanding!
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Old 12-17-2009, 07:29 PM   #6
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I wouldn't turn it away......... Great job, and thanks for the recipe......
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Old 12-17-2009, 07:54 PM   #7
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That looks tasty! Nice photo, too.

I'd be tempted to throw a few fresh basil leaves or some fresh peas in there to give it some green. Darn it, now I'm hungry again!

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Old 12-17-2009, 08:57 PM   #8
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A little garlic bread and you're in heaven! Great job!
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Old 12-17-2009, 09:09 PM   #9
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Very nice Shawn!
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Old 12-18-2009, 03:00 AM   #10
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Where's the salad!?!
That would add more color to the pic....very nice pic I must say.
Meal looks might phine girl,I have to talk to Jack about some kind of exchange program...
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Looks great!
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Old 12-18-2009, 05:57 AM   #12
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That looks terrific. Now I need some pasta. Great Job!
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Old 12-18-2009, 06:01 AM   #13
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Good eats!
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Old 12-18-2009, 06:13 AM   #14
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Printed and waiting to be made. We gots some home made Pesto in the freezer that was waiting for this...

Thanks Shawn!!
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Ohhhh that looks tasty..... I'll take a plate please....
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