Tell me if this Recipe is a Keeper

One of my ways to relax is to cook. Friends and family constantly tell me that I should open a restaurant. Frankly I think that they tell me this only so that they can get out of cooking themselves, though.

Quickly creating something to eat out of what is available in our fridge and pantry has become a particular challenge that I enjoy and, up until now, I have never really taken note of what gets thrown into the pot when creating.

Last night I actually took note of what was being used to create my ‘Chicken Pesto Creamy Pasta Sauce’ and would be delighted if you tried this recipe and let me know what you think:

Chicken Pesto Creamy Pasta Sauce


  • 1 onion
  • Teaspoon Honey
  • 2 Chicken Breasts
  • Small tub of prepared Basil (or other green) Pesto
  • 250 ml of Sour Cream
  • 250 ml Chicken Stock
  • 150 ml Cream Cheese


  • Sweat the Onion slowly (in a little olive oil), adding honey as onions become translucent
  • Cut the chicken breasts lengthwise and then chop finely
  • Add chicken breast and fry
  • Stir in Chicken Stock, Sour Cream, Cream Cheese and Basil Pesto and let them gently talk to each other
  • Salt and Pepper to taste.
  • Pour sauce over Home Made Tagliatelle
  • Serve with a green salad.

Time: 20 minutes

Serves: Four

Even the Kangaroo (who is not keen on chicken or pesto) pronounced the sauce as being distinctly palatable.

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Alan Straton

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Passionate about Port Elizabeth and definitely NOT packing for Perth. Alan's ethos is epitomised in the words of Nelson Mandela; "I have fought against white domination and I have fought against black domination. I have cherished the idea of a democratic and free society. If need be, it is an ideal for which I am prepared to die." See more articles by Alan.

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  • hillbilly

    Presume you could substitute cream with natural yoghurt?

    • Alan

      The whole idea is to experiment. I am sure that yoghurt would work. I would then add a squirt of lime or lemon juice. 

  • Salome

    I can hear all the veins slapping shut!  Sounds scrumptious!!