This recipe started out as a recipe from Picky Palate, but I made quite a few changes, so here's my version of a very simple dinner. A lot of the recipes in Picky Palate's cookbook call for already cooked chicken, which I never have, so this is a way to do it without cooked chicken. The calories for this easy pesto pasta are 457 per serving, it makes about six servings, and Noah and I gave it a 9, and Aaron and Owen gave it an 8. I like that this can be made in advance, stored in the refrigerator, and then just add the pasta and warm it for a few minutes and serve. That's what I did on a day when I was sick, and my family still had a good dinner with almost no effort on my part. Love it :). Here's what I did:
3/4 lb chicken breast meat
1 jar pesto sauce (about 16 oz)
4 oz cream cheese leftover cauliflower
salt and pepper to taste
8 oz pasta, cooked
Mix everything except pasta together in the crockpot, and cook for about 4 hours on low. Check for doneness, then serve immediately with pasta, or cool, and serve with pasta at a later date.