Sausage Chicken Pesto w/ Tomato Pasta

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Holly Hall

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@Holly_Hall

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

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

Ingredients

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

How to Make Sausage Chicken Pesto w/ Tomato Pasta

Step-by-Step

  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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About Sausage Chicken Pesto w/ Tomato Pasta

Course/Dish: Pasta
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: Italian



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