Hi there! Last night my dad and I made the Pasta Pesto with Chicken from Jamie Oliver. According to Jamie it should be done in 15 minutes but we were cooking for 45 minutes. Still it’s not that hard to make and very delicious!
What we need: chicken, fennel seed (we used chicken spices), rosemary, olive oil, garlic, fresh peppers, cherry tomatoes, French beans, fresh spinach, fresh basil, tonsil, parmesan cheese, lemon and fresh pasta (but we used normal tagliatelle). Quite a lot but I’ve noticed that Jamie uses a lot of the same spices so if you want to make some more Jamie Cuisine, you only have to buy them once.
Put the fennel seeds (or other spices) with the rosemary on the chicken. Now put it in some baking paper or fresh foil and smash it with a rolling pin until it’s 1,5 cm thick.
Now put it in the pan with garlic and the sliced pepper. Now boil some water for the French beans. Boil them for about 6 minutes. If you use fresh pasta you can add them now with the beans but if you don’t you have to boil some extra water for the pasta.
It’s time for the home made pesto! Put the basil, tonsil, parmesan in the food processor.
Add the garlic and squeeze the lemon. Add some olive oil and mix it all together. You can put some boiling water from the beans with the pesto if it’s not creamy enough.
Slice the tomatoes in half (or in quarters if you use slightly bigger tomatoes)
When the beans are almost ready, add the spinach.
Now pour off the water, add the pasta en pesto and mix it together.
Now we’re done!