Monday, November 8, 2010

Chicken, Pesto & Semi-dried Tomato Pasta


Tonight was a bit of a surprise chef effort, using up various left over ingredients in my fridge.  The result was loved by all!  I love it when that happens.
The cast
  • 1 red onion, sliced
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 3 short cut bacon rashers, chopped
  • 1 chicken breast, cubed
  • 100 ml dry white wine
  • 10-12 semi-dried tomatoes
  • 100 grams feta cheese
  • 100 ml pure cream
  • 2 heaped teaspoons basil pesto
  • 1 spring onion, sliced (mostly the green part)
 Directions
  • Drizzle some olive oil into a large frypan and add the onion and garlic and fry until soft.  Add the bacon and chicken and brown.
  • Add the wine and allow the liquid to reduce by half.
  • Add the tomatoes and cream.  
  • Simmer gently until sauce has thickened slightly.  Add pesto, feta and spring onion and stir gently.
  • Meanwhile, cook some pasta in boiling salted water.  I used egg noodles, but I think the sauce is suited more to penne.
 Served with a nice glass of NZ Sauv Blanc, what more could you ask for?

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