Penne with Chicken and Pesto
16 oz pkg penne pasta
1 Tbsp butter
1 Tbsp olive oil
2 cloves garlic
4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
salt and pepper to taste
1 1/4 cup heavy cream
1/4 cup pesto sauce
3 Tbsp parmesan cheese
Cook pasta according to directions on package; drain.
Meanwhile, heat butter and olive oil in a large skillet. Stir in garlic. Season chicken with salt and pepper and place in skillet. Cook chicken for 5-6 minutes on each side until cooked through. Remove from skillet.
Add heavy cream, pesto sauce, parmesan cheese, and salt and pepper to skillet. Heat to a boil then reduce heat to a simmer. Slice chicken and return to skillet. Toss pasta with chicken and sauce.
Recipe adapted from Real Mom Kitchen