Wednesday, July 28, 2010

What's for dinner at the Parker's

Italian Pesto Chicken a la Jenny

4-5 chicken breasts
olive oil
salt and pepper
1 garlic clove
1 green onion
1 garden tomato
garden chives
garden basil
penne or other pasta
homemade pesto (see below)

Boil chicken until cooked in large skillet in water just covering the bottom of the chicken. Season with salt and pepper. Pour out most of the water. Add olive oil, butter, sliced garlic clove, cut up tomato, pinches of chives, and a few basil leaves, and let simmer in juices until juices are almost gone.
In the meantime, cook your noodles (penne or other) and make your basil pesto.

Basil Pesto

2 cups fresh basil leaves
1/3 cup pine nuts
1-2 garlic cloves
1/2 cup olive oil
1/2 cup parmesan cheese
salt and pepper

Put basil leaves, (pressed) into food processor with pine nuts. Pulse several times to combine. Add garlic cloves and pulse. Slowly pour in olive oil, scraping down sides in between pulses. Add parmesan cheese and mix. Add salt and pepper. Heaven!

Combine noodles, pesto, and chicken!! Delicioso!

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