Spicy Chicken Bowtie with The Dude

Basic Pesto:
 
1 4oz. pkg. fresh basil (washed and stemed)
12+ cloves fresh garlic (remove the hard kernel at the top of the clove)
1-1/2 cups ex. virgin olive oil
2/3 cup grated parmesan
2/3 cup pine nuts or walnuts
1 tsp. sea salt
1 tsp. cracked black pepper
1/2 cup water
 
Rinse and stem the basil, add all ingredients to blender or food processor, and process to desired consistancy.
 
 
Spicy Chicken Bowtie Pasta:
 
1-1/2 cups pesto
1/2 lb boneless, skinless chix breast (season w/ o.oil, lemon juice, season salt, and b.pepper.)
1/2 bunch cilantro
2+/- tblsp. Sambal Oelek chili paste
1/2 lb. organic bowtie pasta
 
Start pasta to boil(salt water if desired), prep and marinate chicken, chop or incorperate cilantro into pesto w/blender or food processor, sear chicken in saute pan w/ a little o.oil(set aside), drain pasta(rinse if needed) and add to large mixing bowl, dice chicken and add to bowl w/all remaining ingredients, mix well and serve..(Serves 3-6 depending on portion size)
 
* Options: There are many options for this recipe
Substitute shrimp or sausage for chix.
Veg. only w/broccoil,carrots,cauliflower,gr.beans,mushrooms etc.
 
Experiment and enjoy…’The Dude’ abides man..

Elise Thompson

About Elise Thompson

Born and raised in the great city of Los Angeles, this food, culture and music-loving punk rock angeleno wants to turn you on to all that is funky, delicious and weird in the city. While Elise holds down the fort, her adventurous alter ego Kiki Maraschino is known to roam the country in search of catfish.
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