Hello everybody.today is grocery day as usual I found a bunch of fresh basil leaves so tempting to make pesto sauce and use it right away in a meal.
So I decided to make chicken with mushroom and broccoli,pasta with pesto on the side very easy and delicious dish.
I must mention that my friend and colleague Maha..has the credit of teaching me how to make pesto sauce and it always tastes perfect better than the one bought from grocery stores.I always think of you dear Maha when I make it.
For the pesto you need:
*Bunch of fresh basil leaves.
*1 clove of garlic.
*a small bunch of pine nuts. (I once used almonds and walnuts….yummy also).
*1 small spoon salt.
*1 big spoon grated parmesan cheese.
Mix all ingredients in food processer..except the olive oil till smooth then start adding the oil till you get a creamy sauce.
Note:you can store the sauce in small containers and keep them in the fridge you can use it with salads.steaks,chicken or anything you desire.
As for the chicken..you’ll need:
*2 large boneless chicken breasts.
*1 pack fresh mushrooms.
*.bunch of fresh broccoli florettes.
*fresh cooking cream.
*1 cup milk.
*grated parmesan or mozzarella cheese.
You cut the chicken to large cubes..then sautee them in a bit of butter till brownish.add salt.pepper. spices.
Arrange mushrooms and broccoli on top.then add cream and milk…
Leave to simmer until cream is thick,I sometimes add 1 big spoon of flour to thicken the sauce if the cream is low fat.
As for the pasta cook it as usual in salted water and when done,remove water.add salt and pepper ..then add the pesto sauce and mix it well.