Chicken, Pesto Pasta With Roast Potatoes

"My friend's dinner party recipe which got rave reviews."
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Ready In:
2hrs 30mins




  • 1. For the Roast Potatoes, slice 3 medium potatoes, skin on, and 6 medium sized mushrooms into a large bowl with a lid. Add 3 tbsp olive oil, and dried parsley, oregano, salt, and italian seasoning mix to taste. Shake vigorously until potatoes are coated.
  • 2. Transfer to microwave safe container, and microwave for 3 minutes.
  • 3. Bake for 20 minutes in 350 degree oven, in an open top baking dish.
  • 4. For the Pesto Pasta, begin with a roux. Whisk together 1 1/2 cups milk and 2 tbsp flour in a small saucepan. Add 2 tbsp butter as you stir. Add approx 3 tbsp shredded mozzarella cheese, stirring constantly. Remove from heat once the sauce thickens.
  • 5. Prepare two Knorr brand Pesto Sauce Mixes according to directions, set aside.
  • 6. Slice two colorful bell peppers into strips, use two different colors of your choosing. Slice up 1 red onion, and mince 4 cloves of garlic.
  • 7. In a large saucepan or a wok, sautee the garlic until they begin to become translucent. Add the peppers and onions, sautee for at least five minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • 8. Add white sauce and pesto and salt to taste. Cook for another 5 mins, remove from heat.
  • 9. Boil a box of whole wheat pasta, any variety of your choosing.
  • 10. For the Chicken, slice 2.5 lbs of boneless chicken breasts into thin strips. Sautee 2 cloves minced garlic in 2 tbsp olive oil, then fry the chicken until the outside is cooked but not all the way through (about halfway).
  • 11. Take chicken off heat and transfer to bowl. Rub the chicken in either chili powder or paprika (your preference) to taste, approx 2 tbsp brown sugar, and salt to taste.
  • 12. Transfer back to frying pan, add 1/2 c red wine, finish cooking until chicken is cooked through, wine has reduced, and chicken has taken on a slight purple hue.

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