This was such a simple meal but really highlighted the freshness of the asparagus. I got the asparagus from the village shop close to where my parents live and in turn it comes from Thorney which is just a few miles up the road. They always produce fantastic tasting asparagus and so I really wanted to show that off, this dish definitely does that! Sometimes the simplest things are the best!
Pesto Chicken and Pasta with Asparagus and Poached Egg
1 tsp oil
1 chicken breast, cut into chunks
5-6 stalks asparagus, cut in inch pieces
2 tsp pesto
Bring a pan of water to the boil and cook the pasta according to packet instructions.
Meanwhile, heat a frying pan with the oil and cook the chicken until golden.
Put the asparagus in a steamer and place over the pasta for the last 3 mins of cooking.
Bring a pan of water to the boil and poach the egg to your liking.
Drain the pasta and put back into the pan with the chicken, stir through the pesto. Transfer to a bowl. Put the asparagus on top of the pasta and then top with the egg. Sprinkle with black pepper and shave some Parmesan over the top. Serve.