Penne with Chicken and Pesto
16 oz pkg penne pasta
1 Tbsp butter
1 Tbsp olive oil
4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
salt and pepper to taste
2 cloves garlic
1 1/4 cup heavy cream
1/4 cup pesto sauce
3 Tbsp parmesan cheese
Cook pasta according to directions on package; drain.
Meanwhile, heat butter and olive oil in a large skillet. Season chicken with salt and pepper and place in the skillet. Cook chicken for 5-6 minutes on each side until cooked through. Remove from skillet.
Add garlic to the skillet. Cook for about 30 seconds until fragrant. Add heavy cream, pesto sauce, parmesan cheese, and salt and pepper to the skillet. Heat to a boil then reduce heat to a simmer. Cook, stirring constantly, for about 5 minutes. Slice chicken and return to the skillet. Toss pasta with chicken and sauce.
Recipe adapted from Real Mom Kitchen