Mom-Cook: Garlic Chicken Pesto Rice

Leftover chicken + Lots of garlic + Homemade pesto + Rice = _________.

Garlic Chicken Pesto Rice is what I call this dish. And the equation above is all it takes to toss this whole rice dish together for a quick, flavorful and satisfying meal.

My first guest feedback nailed it right away, and a few who texted me guessed correctly as well, so thank you for joining in the fun earlier. But I think my picture was already a dead giveaway! =)

Easy as 1-2-3!

1. Sautee 1 tablespoon minced garlic and 2 pcs. chicken fillets (diced) in a little olive oil until well cooked.
2. Add 2 to 3 tablespoons of pesto sauce in the pan.
3. Toss in 1 cup of rice (or a little more) and mix well.

Serve immediately.  Top with grated parmesan cheese if desired.
Good for 1 to 2.

You may use any pasta instead of rice, then adjust the amount of pesto to your liking.
Buon appetito!

 

Get my Pesto recipe here.

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