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Chicken And Mini Cheese Ravioli In A Basil Pesto Sauce

on June 12, 2014

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Comfort food is what we all want at the end of a hard day. At least for me, I want something simple, delicious, and easy to make. If you know anything about me, I always roast chicken for any recipes that may call for chicken. I’ve posted directions on my full-proof recipe for roasted chicken.

I have to be honest, when I’m in a hurry, rotisserie chicken works in a pinch. Also when you don’t have a lot of time to make basil pesto the grocery store now offers fresh basil pesto in the refrigerated section. This is my Chicken And Mini Cheese Ravioli In A Basil Pesto Sauce.

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Cheese Ravioli

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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 8 to 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Yields: 4 servings
Equipment: 1 (12-inch) sauté pan, 1 (6-quart) saucepot, colander spoon, large bowl, mesh sieve

Ingredients:
3 rotisserie chicken breasts, bones removed, chicken shredded
1 (24-ounce) package of frozen Celentano mini rounds cheese ravioli
2 tablespoons of olive oil
1 teaspoon of crushed red pepper flakes
2 cloves of garlic, thinly sliced
1/4 cup of fresh store-bought basil pesto
1/4 cup of chicken broth, reduced-sodium
2 cups of frozen peas, thawed
1 cup of starchy pasta cooking liquid
1/2 cup of Parmesan cheese freshly grated, extra for garnish
2 tablespoon of Italian flat-leaf parsley, finely chopped for garnish

Directions:
In a large pot of salted boiling water drop the ravioli. Give the ravioli a big stir and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until all the ravioli float to the top.

In a large sauté pan add olive oil, crushed red pepper flakes and, sliced garlic. Turn the heat to medium letting the garlic and pepper flakes begin to infuse the oil. Once you’re able to smell the aroma of the garlic, add the unsalted chicken broth to the pan. Next, add the shredded chicken, toss to combine.

When the ravioli start floating to the top, use a colander spoon, and transfer them into the sauté pan. Add the thawed peas, gently toss to combine.

Remove the pan from the heat, stir in the room temperature pesto, grated Parmesan cheese, and Italian parsley, gently toss to combine.

Add a cup of the pasta cooking liquid into the pan to thin out the sauce.

There you have it, my Chicken And Mini Cheese Ravioli In A Basil Pesto Sauce on the table in 20 minutes.


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