Quick Garlic Pesto Alfredo with shrimp or chicken

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@Adashofloverecipepage

this is a recipe I came up with years ago. I My family loves it. I love it because it is really delicious and quick. It takes about 20 minutes to make from Start to finish. Your family will think you fussed. Enjoy over your favorite pasta. Great over Linguini, Fettucini, and Penne pasta. Serve with a salad and bread,and you have a wonderful easy quick meal. Enjoy!!

Rating:

★★★★★ 5 votes

Comments:
Serves:
4-6
Prep:
5 Min
Cook:
15 Min
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

  • 12-16 oz
    pasta your choice cooked
  • 2 clove
    chopped garlic divided
  • 1 lb
    large frozen shrimp thawed or fresh shrimp with tails removed. may also use chicken breast sliced in 2" wide and thick piecess.
  • 3 1/2 oz
    your choice. i use a 1/2 container of buitoni pesto with basil( in refrigerated section of store)
  • 3 Tbsp
    butter divided
  • 1 1/4 c
    heavy cream
  • 1 Tbsp
    corn starch
  • 3-5
    turns of fresh black pepper
  • 4 Tbsp
    parmigiano-reggiano, grated
  • OPTIONAL

  • 2 lb
    chicken tenders cut up
  • 2-3 c
    steamed broccoli or asparagus if desired
  • 5-7
    add some chopped sun dried tomatoes if desired

How to Make Quick Garlic Pesto Alfredo with shrimp or chicken

Step-by-Step

  1. Boil water for pasta. While that is getting ready. In a large non stick fry pan. Melt one tablespoon of butter. Add 1 clove of chopped Garlic and saute for a minute.
  2. (Note: if using chicken. Cook chicken until no pink shows. Add Garlic last. Follow same steps for shrimp. Remove from pan and set aside)

    Add thawed shrimp, or chicken to butter. Saute for a minute to heat. Remove Shrimp , or chicken with Butter and Garlic to a plattter. In to same pan add 2 more tablespoons of butter,and remaining chopped Garlic. Cook for 1 minute. Add in the cream, and corn starch. Cook to boiling stirring constantly.
  3. While that is cooking boil pasta with 1 teaspoon of salt. in the boiling water.
    To the cream in pan. add the of pesto,and cracked black pepper. Cook to boiling. Reduce heat to medium. add the parmigiano-reggiano. Stir until it thickens a bit. Add the shrimp with Garlic and butter to Alfredo sauce. Stir to combine. Remove from heat.
  4. Serve over the cooked drained pasta. Add steamed Broccoli or Carrots if desired.

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About Quick Garlic Pesto Alfredo with shrimp or chicken

Course/Dish: Pasta Seafood
Main Ingredient: Seafood
Regional Style: Italian
Dietary Needs: Soy Free
Other Tags: Quick & Easy For Kids



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