Creamy Pesto Chicken Penne

  • Servings: 4
  • Cooking time: 00:15
  • Prep time: 00:15


12 ounces penne noodles, cooked al dente according to package instructions, drained and patted dry
2 boneless skinless chicken breasts, pounded to ½ inch thickness
1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
1 cup of homemade basil pesto OR 1 small jar of store-bought pesto
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons flour
1½ cups half and half or heavy cream
2 teaspoons minced garlic


2 roma tomatoes, diced
½ cup shredded parmesan cheese
fresh parsley, finely chopped