Creamy Pesto Chicken

July 8th, 2017

Creamy Pesto Chicken

I hope everyone had a bountiful 4th of July celebration.  We had our usual large family get together at the lake with lots of food and wine and fireworks.  Before getting to this wonderful chicken recipe I would like to share some of the highlights of our fun.

4th of July food

Of course there was lots of food.  Here is a typical meal prepared by many hands including our son and daughter-in-law.

4th of July wine tasting

Our annual wine tasting is always a hit.  The wine is supplied by one of the other Davids in our family.  This year he chose Malbecs for the red wine blind tasting.  Known for their plump dark fruit and smoky flavor, Malbecs offer a good alternative to the more expensive Cabernet Sauvignons.  The 4 top place winners were 2013 Burgess Cellars (Napa Valley), 2013 Rewen Estate (Argentina), 2013 Eighty-Four (Napa Valley) and 2014 La Bete Noire (France).

4th of July Porch

On another rainy afternoon, our blind white wine tasting involved Albariño wines.  Most Albariño wines come from the Atlantic Coast of Spain.  Eric Asimov describes them as consistently pleasant, refreshing and resolutely dry with a citrus flavor.  Our top four were a 2016 Senorio de Sobral (Spain), 2015 Pazo Senorans (Spain), 2016 Eighty-Four (Napa Valley) and a 2015 Valminor (Spain).  The Valminor is a great value at $10.77 a bottle.

4th of July Juice tasting

Of course the kids had their own juice and soda tasting.  There was no consistent winner but one total loser.  That would be guava juice.

4th of July jump

But most of the fun was in the water. We love this special holiday.

 

Creamy Pesti Chicken

But back to this wonderful creamy pesto chicken recipe.  My basil is thriving and Kristen brought me some from her garden.  I used the huge bunch she brought me to make pesto.  This was what we had for dinner last night after everyone had gone home.  We needed something light and this recipe from the blog Diethood was perfect.  You can find the recipe here.

14 responses to “Creamy Pesto Chicken”

  1. Penny at Enjoying The Simple Things says:

    It sounds like you all had a wonderful time! The chicken pesto sounds great too. I just made some pesto yesterday and froze it in an ice cube tray.

  2. Darla Anderson says:

    Such a wonderful Fourth of July & you captured it perfectly in the pictures you chose. Thanks for always hosting our family. My basil
    Is flourishing, so I need to try your recipe…looks delicioso!

  3. Larry says:

    Looks like some serious fun at the lake and the chicken looks delicious. Our son whipped up a batch of delicious pesto while here and if we still have some, this would be a good use for it.

  4. Monique says:

    Such a cute post:) What a lovely time you all had..love the kids’ tasting:)♥

    That chicken looks so tasty!

    • Penny says:

      The kids are one of the reasons that we do this Monique. Memories in the making. I should have posted one of the pictures that Paige drew of our house and grounds. Maybe later.

  5. Madonna says:

    I am going to make this. I know that it is packed with flavor. An entertainment special.

    Such a nice gathering of friends and family. The wine tasting is really fun thing to do.

  6. Darley says:

    Yum, can’t wait to try this out! Great photos, such happy
    times with family… love your site!😎

  7. Susan says:

    Looks like you had a very fun fourth, Penny! Everyone looks like they’re having a great time and the chicken looks delicious. Wow, that’s a high jump into the water!

    • Penny says:

      It is a high jump Susan. I used to do it all of the time. Maybe I need to do it again. I have gotten too cautious over time I think. Will let you know if I make the leap. Somehow I know my friends like you will understand.

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