In week 2 of Operation Transformation we're making a tasty and filling chicken pesto pasta dish.

Ingredients

In week 2 of Operation Transformation we're making a tasty and filling chicken pesto pasta dish.

Servings: 2

  • 2 chicken fillets
  • 1 tablespoon basil pesto
  • 1 tablespoon light cream cheese
  • 1 yellow pepper, deseeded and chopped
  • 1 red pepper, deseeded and chopped
  • 100g wholewheat pasta (any shape)
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed

Food Staples:

  • 1 tablespoon rapeseed oil

Place wholewheat pasta in a pot of boiling water and cook for approximately 9-10 minutes until soft

Cut chicken fillets into strips

Place tablespoon of rapeseed oil in a wok / pan and add chicken strips. Cook until cooked through for approximately 6-8 minutes

Reduce heat and add basil pesto to the chicken, add cream cheese and stir through

Allow cream cheese to melt making a creamy sauce

Add sliced peppers and stir for a few minutes until tender

Serve pesto chicken mixture with wholewheat pasta

Method

  1. Place whole wheat pasta in a pot of boiling water and cook for approximately 9-10 minutes until soft
  2. Cut chicken fillets into strips
  3. Place tablespoon of rapeseed oil in a wok/pan and add chicken strips. Cook until cooked through for approximately 6-8 minutes
  4. Reduce heat and add basil pesto to the chicken, add cream cheese and stir through
  5. Allow cream cheese to melt making a creamy sauce
  6. Add sliced peppers and stir for a few minutes until tender
  7. Serve pesto chicken mixture with whole wheat pasta