So I admit, I cheated and used a roasted chicken for the sake of time, however, I followed the recipe in all other areas, including the optional additions of roasted pine nuts & basil. Survey says,it's a winner. This is going to be on replay in my home because everyone enjoyed it! There is 8 of us, so there is usually one complaint I totally disregard but I didn't have to this time:). I may have to tweak it in regards to the cream to make it a little lighter in calories since it will be on heavy rotation. This is a YES! Easy peasy, and delicious.