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Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Pesto Chicken and Pine Nuts

I know I can substitute, but for this instance I'd like to be a "nut" snob.

I have only a tablespoon of pine nuts left. And I don't have the vaguest idea when my next pack will arrive. I'm not buying them locally, they are priced ridiculously high, I'm afraid I'd gag eating my pesto. Yes, I rely on a balikbayan box my sister is sending me. Until that box arrives, I'm keeping my tablespoon of pine nuts as security blanket -- which my husband wisely advised.

The little pine nuts I have is what's left of the latest batch of pesto sauce I whipped up. It's not summer here, but hey, this is one of the best things living in the tropics -- I can have basil anytime of the year.

And because this is my husband's favorite, and I only get to pamper him through my cooking, this is the first dish I made with the batch. It's simple and fast, and super delish; and you can do this half asleep. :P

Creamy Pesto Chicken Recipe

  • 2 chicken breast fillet, quartered and sliced
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
Prepare chicken slices thick or thin enough for a quick pan fry. Season with salt. Heat olive oil in a non-stick skillet. Fry chicken slices until brown on parts.
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, grated
  • 1/4 cup chicken stock
  • 1/4 cup creamer
  • 3 tbsp pesto sauce
  • pinch of salt
In the same pan, heat olive oil. Saute garlic. Once fragrant, pour in stock. Bring to a soft boil. Add creamer little by little, stirring as you do. Turn off heat; then add pesto sauce. Season with salt.

Place the pan-fried chicken slices onto the pan and turn the heat back on. Coat the chicken slices with sauce. Once the sauce starts boiling again, turn off heat.

I wish I had a pic to show but nah! I made this early in the morning half of my faculties are still asleep. Just imagine chicken slices browned on parts smothered with creamy pesto sauce. Heaven!

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Constance February 17, 2009 at 5:49 PM  

gosh the recipe sounds sooo delicious! i am a fan of pesto and pine nuts and i am gonna try it out. thanks for sharing, dear.

caffeinated muse February 19, 2009 at 11:42 PM  

having personally sampled sky's chicken pesto, i can guarantee it IS uber-yummy. nom nom nom!

Purpled Sky February 20, 2009 at 1:46 PM  

@constance -- i also get inspirations from your food blog :-) enjoy your pesto!

@muse -- padungag pusta ay! hehehehee! thanks, ati!

shimumsy February 25, 2009 at 7:40 PM  

hi purpled sky, that sounds so delicious and easy to make. maybe i can cook it one day. thanks for the recipe.

Japanese Recipes March 3, 2009 at 1:22 PM  

Sounds Yummy.. Thanks for the share :)


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