I used to hate peas.
Still not a huge fan but when you throw in some bacon, chicken, pasta and pesto = PRESTO!
I doubt I would enjoy this if the peas weren't from the market.
Canned veggies sorta make me gag. (childhood memories)
So I recommend the fresher the better.
And don't go by the photo.
Go with the ingredients and just imagine a fancy dancy white odd shaped bowl, perfect silver cutlery and a man in a black suit and white gloves plating this for you ;)
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Pesto, Peas and Chicken Pasta
6-7 chicken fillets
7-8 slices of bacon, cut into pieces
1 c. pesto (or more if you like)
parm and parsley for garnish
enough pasta for 3 or 4
Start by rinsing and draining the peas.
Cut the bacon into slices and fry until crispy. Remove and drain on a paper towel.
Throw your pasta into a pot of boiling salted water.
Meanwhile season the chicken fillets with salt and pepper and add to the same pan you used to brown the bacon. Cook 4-5 minutes or until no longer pink.
Throw in the peas, bacon to warm.
Add in the drained pasta and toss with pesto.
Garnish and serve