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Chicken, Baby Leek & Basil Pesto Tagliatelle

Chicken, Baby Leek & Basil Pesto Tagliatelle

Meltingly soft baby leeks and tender pan-fried chicken take centre stage in this tagliatelle recipe. The creamy sauce is a mix of silky crème fraîche and Sacla' Classic Basil Pesto. A grating of Parmesan is the final touch.
Profile Serves: 4
Icon/Time On the table in: 25 mins
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Ingredients

  • 400g tagliatelle
  • olive oil
  • 500g chicken breasts, cut into bitesize chunks
  • 6 baby leeks, sliced
  • 125g full fat crème fraîche
  • 1 jar Sacla’ Classic Basil Pesto
  • freshly grated Parmesan, to garnish

Method

  1. Bring a large pan of salted water to the boil, and cook the Tagliatelle according to packet instructions
  2. Place a large frying pan on a medium heat and fry the chicken pieces until golden brown, then add the leeks and fry for a further minute
  3. Add the crème fraiche to the frying pan along with the Basil Pesto, then add the cooked pasta and a little of the pasta water (if needed)
  4. Stir until all the pasta is coated and serve immediately with a grating of Parmesan.
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