Garlic Pesto Chicken with Tomato Cream Penne

Can't get enough of your favorite pasta? Love to experiment in the kitchen? Or perhaps you would like to combine your favorite pesto and tomato sauce into a wonderful dish? Perfect timing! We have here a simple recipe that is healthy and nutritious and perfect for the whole family. Plus, if you want to save more time preparing two dishes then this recipe is perfect for you. Introducing Garlic Pesto Chicken with Tomato Cream Penne. Tender chicken and delicious pasta combined with creamy tomato sauce sound so perfect. If you are looking for the pesto part, the chicken is marinated to have the garlic pesto flavor. In this recipe, a special marinade is use but if you want to experiment more, you can create your own garlic pesto marinade. Who knows your own marinade might taste better?

What is a marinade anyway and why do you have to do it? The answer is simple. Marinade is a special sauce mixture used to soak in the meat to give a special flavor and aroma. So if you cook the chicken with the marinade, the meat will absorb it, and the chicken will have the marinade flavor. To give a little information on what pesto is, it is the green sauce with crushed garlic, basil and European pine nuts that are blended with olive oil. Tomato sauce, on the other hand, is made from tomatoes. It is usually served as a part of a food rather than a condiment.

This recipe makes use of penne pasta. Penne pasta is the cylindrical shape pasta. Make sure to cook the pasta "Al Dente" or just right. Follow the instructions on its packaging.  A skillet is also used to cook the ingredients.Skillet is a cooking utensil used for browning foods. The chicken part will depend on which you prefer to use. Chicken meat cooks a lot easier than pork or beef. Another thing, the chicken broth can be a good addition to your sauce.

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