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Pesto Al Forno


Pesto Al Forno – Quick N Easy #10

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Pesto Al Forno

This is a dish me and my twin love ordering on Deliveroo. I challenged him I could make it before his arrived through the door. Not only was mine ready before his, mine was tastier and came in cheaper. What’s not to like?
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Total Time22 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 2 people


  • 180 g penne paste
  • 1 chicken breast
  • 1 red onion
  • Handful of chestnut mushrooms
  • 3 tsp of basil pesto
  • 100 ml double cream
  • Handful of grated parmesan
  • 1 ball of fresh mozzarella
  • Serve with some fresh basil


  • Preheat your oven grill to its highest setting.
  • Bring the water to the boil. Season the water with salt and cook the pasta.
  • Finely slice the red onion and roughly chop your mushrooms and set aside.
  • Finely slice the chicken breast and cook in a hot frying pan with a touch of vegetable oil until cooked.
  • Remove the chicken from the pan and add the onions and mushrooms. Season with salt and pepper and cook for 5 minutes.
  • Add the chicken back into the pan and add the pesto and cream and reduce it for a few minutes.
  • Drain the cooked pasta and add it into the pan and season with salt and any extra pesto if needed.
  • Once it’s tasting delicious sprinkle over some grated parmesan and mozzarella and place under a hot grill until golden.
  • Enjoy!

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