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Creamy chicken in pesto sauce

By Faeza
03 February 2017

Creamy chicken in pesto sauce

Ingredients:

¦ 60ml (4 tablespoons) oil

¦ 1 onion, chopped

¦ 10ml (2 teaspoons) crushed

garlic

¦ 15ml (1 tablespoon) minced

ginger

¦ 8 chicken pieces

¦ 1 can (410g) chopped

tomatoes

¦ 1 bottle (140g) red pesto

(sundried tomatoes)

¦ 250ml (1 cup) fresh cream

¦ 5ml (1 teaspoon) ground

cumin

¦ 5ml (1 teaspoon) ground

coriander

¦ Salt and freshly ground black

pepper

¦ 15ml (1 tablespoon) fresh

thyme, chopped

Instructions:

Heat oil and fry onions, garlic

and ginger until transparent. Add

chicken pieces and cook until

lightly browned. Add tomatoes,

pesto, fresh cream, cumin,

coriander, salt and freshly ground

black pepper. Bring to the boil,

then lower heat and simmer gently

for 45 minutes. Add fresh herbs and

cook for a further 15 minutes. Serve

over creamy mashed potatoes.

Ready-made pesto is

available from most supermarkets

on the same shelf as the readymade

pasta sauces.