Creamy Pesto Chicken Spirals

Creamy Pesto Chicken Spirals - I can’t tell you how many times I’ve made some variation of chicken with pesto. When I marry the two recipes together with a couple of tweaks, I have a rich and satisfying dish that gets the kids eating instead of complaining.

Summary: Creamy Pesto Chicken Spirals. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve made some variation of chicken with pesto. When I marry the two recipes together with a couple of tweaks, I have a rich and satisfying dish that gets the kids eating instead of complaining.

Ingredients

    • For the Pesto
    • 3 cups packed fresh basil leaves
    • 4 garlic cloves
    • ¼ cup pine nuts or sunflower seeds (or skip if you’d like)
    • 1 cup olive oil
    • pinch of salt and ground black pepper to taste
    • ¾ cup parmesan cheese, grated
    • For the Cheese Sauce
    • 1 stick of butter
    • 3 Tbsp flour
    • 2½ cups milk
    • 2 cups parmesan cheese, grated
    • 8 oz parmesan cheese, shredded
    • ⅓ cup pesto
    • 1 lb lasagna noodles cooked al dente
    • 6 cups cooked chicken meat, shredded (I used white meat, but dark is fine too)
    • 1 cup pesto plus ⅓ cup reserved for sauce
    • 1 lb mozzarella cheese, shredded and divided

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Preparation time: 45 minute(s)

Cooking time: 30 minute(s)

Number of servings (yield): 6

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