Chicken Florentine pesto pasta

Florentine is a fancy name for foods served with spinach.

Preparation time : 10 mins Cooking time : 25 mins Servings : 2
Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 2 1/2 Tbs pesto
  • 2 Tbs olive oil our chill oil
  • 2 Tbs grated parmesan cheese
  • 3 Tbs fresh cream
  • 1 cup spinach leaves
  • 250 g linguine pasta
  • pinch salt
  • pinch ground black pepper
Method

Florentine is a fancy name for foods served with spinach. Take your pesto pasta a notch by adding spinach and grilled chicken as a side, you’ll be easily transported to an Italian countryside cafe!


Cook pasta in a large pot of salted, boiling water until done, roughly 8 minutes. Pasta must be al dente. Drain. 

 

Meanwhile, heat the oil in a frying pan over medium low heat. Add pesto, onion, spinach and salt and pepper. Cook about five minutes, or until onions are soft. Swirl in cream and bring to a slight boil.

 

Add pasta into the pot and swirl around in pesto sauce until coated. Adjust seasoning and stir in grated cheese. Serve alongside grilled chicken breasts