Chicken Pesto

This is on the Paula Deen web page and sounds like a winner to me. The flavor of pesto, chicken alongside veggies and fettuccine is a great combination and so easy and quick to prepare.
Ingredients

  1. 1 (16-ounce) package fettuccine
  2. 1 pound fresh chicken tenderloins
  3. ½ teaspoon salt
  4. ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  5. 1 tablespoon olive oil
  6. 1 small onion, thinly sliced
  7. 1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced
  8. 1 yellow squash, halved lengthwise and thinly sliced
  9. 1 zucchini, halved lengthwise and thinly sliced
  10. 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  11. ¼ cup prepared pesto

Instructions

  1. Pepare fettuccine according to package directions and keep warm. Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper.
  2. In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add chicken, and cook for 2 to 3 minutes per side, or until golden brown. Remove from skillet, and cut into ½-inch pieces.
  3. Add onion and bell pepper to skillet, and cook, over medium heat, for 3 to 4 minutes, or just until tender. Add squash and zucchini, and cook for 3 to 4 minutes, or just until tender. Stir in cream and pesto, and cook for 5 minutes, or until slightly thickened. Add pasta and chicken, tossing gently to coat. Serve immediately.
Makes 4 – 6 servings

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