sausage chicken pesto w/ tomato pasta

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By Holly Hall
from Vacaville, CA

This recipe is to die for! Trust me you will LOVE it!

serves 4-6
prep time 15 Min
cook time 20 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For sausage chicken pesto w/ tomato pasta

  • 4 lg
    boneless skinless chicken thighs (or breast)
  • 12 oz
    spicy italian sausage
  • 1 jar
    your favorite pesto sauce
  • 14 oz can
    petite diced tomatoes plus all the liquid
  • 1 pkg
    any shape pasta ( i use small shells)
  • 12 oz
    parmigiano-reggiano, grated
  • 1 sm
    minced onion
  • 3 clove
    chopped/minced garlic
  • 1/2 c
    half & half

How To Make sausage chicken pesto w/ tomato pasta

  • 1
    Boil water for pasta (salt it). Cook pasta - set aside. Cut the chicken into bite size pieces. Saute the sausage until brown, remove sausage from pan. Remove about half the drippings. Add cut up chicken, saute for a few minutes, add onion (I cover with a lid for a few minutes to create some liquid). When onion is cooked transparent the chicken will also be done - add in chopped/crushed garlic - stir. Leave any liquid in the pan.
  • 2
    To the sausage/chicken mixture add your jarred pesto sauce - stir. Add half of diced tomatoes (more if you like) and all the liquid from the can. Stir all together - put a tight lid on it and simmer for about 10-15 minutes. Add in the half & half.
  • 3
    At this point I add in the pasta, but you can also serve it with the sauce on the top. After adding in the pasta I also add in about 3/4 of the cheese. Put the lid back on let it melt a bit - then serve with garlic bread & salad. Enjoy
  • 4
    NOTE: this dish may have a lot of oil on top after cooking - the half and half will help incorporate the oil or before adding the milk blot or skim off.

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