Creamy Pesto Chicken pasta


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Creamy Pesto Chicken – Create a restaurant-style meal at home with this flavor-packed, Creamy Pesto Chicken dinner that comes together in just 30 minutes!

 

Creamy Pesto Chicken

 

Prep Time                   Cook Time                  Total Time

5 mins                          20 mins                                    25 mins

 

Course: Dinner

Cuisine: Italian

Servings: 4 Serves 

Ingredients

 

FOR THE CHICKEN

  1. 1 pound boneless , skinless chicken breasts
  2. salt and fresh ground pepper , to taste
  3. 2 tablespoons basil pesto
  4. two tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  5. 2 cups cherry tomatoes , halved

FOR THE SAUCE

 

  1. 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  2. 2 garlic cloves , minced
  3. 1/2 tablespoon basil pesto
  4. 1 cup fat free evaporated milk
  5. salt and fresh ground pepper , to taste
  6. freshly shaved parmesan , for garnish, optional
  7. fresh basil ribbons , for garnish, optional

 

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Instructions

 

  1. Season chicken with salt and pepper, and rub chicken with the basil pesto.
  2. Heat olive oil in a large nonstick skillet.
  3. Add chicken to the skillet and cook for 5 minutes on each side, or until thoroughly cooked.
  4. In the meantime, prepare the sauce by combining flour, garlic, basil pesto, evaporated milk, salt, and pepper in a mixing cup or bowl; whisk until thoroughly combined and set aside.
  5. Remove chicken from skillet.
  6. Return skillet to heat and stir in the tomatoes. If pan is dry, add a little more olive oil.
  7. Cook the tomatoes over medium-high heat for about 1 minute, or until just beginning to soften
  8. Add the prepared sauce to the skillet and bring to a boil.
  9. Place the chicken back in the skillet and cook for 2 to 3 minutes, or until heated through.
  10. Remove from heat.
  11. Garnish with cheese and basil ribbons.
  12. Serve with pasta, rice, and/or salad.

 

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Nutrition Facts

 

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