Creamy Pesto Chicken Pasta ~ Easy Dinner with Rigatoni, Chicken and Creamy White Sauce with Pesto! Dinner Recipe That’s on the Table in Less Than 40 Minutes.
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As much as I try to live in the moment and appreciate the here and now I have to admit I’m sort of sick of summer. It happens every year around this time when North Carolina dishes up oppressive doses of heat and humidity starting bright and early each day. The hum of air conditioning provides the soundtrack for what is best described as the dog days of summer. That’s where we are now and I’m squinting into the bright sun for hints of fall and cooler weather. I’m not one to wish my life away, but I wouldn’t complain if we just skip over August and go straight to September.
- 8 ounces rigatoni
- ounces rigatoni
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- tablespoon olive oil
- 1 pound thin sliced chicken breasts, seasoned with salt and pepper
- pound thin sliced chicken breasts, seasoned with salt and pepper
- 2 tablespoons butter
- tablespoons butter
- 2 tablespoons flour
- tablespoons flour
- 1 1/2 cups 2% milk
- cups 2% milk
- 1/4 cup pesto
- cup pesto
- 3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese, divided
- cup grated Parmesan cheese, divided