PREP TIME: 15 MINS | COOK TIME: 20 MINS | YIELD: 4 servings
Deliciously creamy and super impressive! This creamy garlic pesto chicken is a must, especially if you love chicken and pesto. Incredibly easy to throw together and ready in less than twenty minutes. This amazing dish will surely be a big hit always!
3 bell peppers (1 red, 1/2 yellow, and 1/2 green)
3-4 chicken breasts, boneless, skinless
1/2 tsp Italian seasoning
1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
1/2 red onion
3 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 c. sun-dried tomatoes, drained of most oil, chopped (keep the drained oil for cooking)
1/2 c. heavy whipping cream
1/2 c. basil pesto
1/2 c. chicken stock
Salt and fresh cracked pepper
Parmesan, for garnish
Chopped fresh basil, for garnish
How to make Creamy Garlic Pesto Chicken
Step 1: In a large nonstick skillet, heat 1 tbsp of the drained tomato oil with Italian seasoning and crushed chili pepper. Add the chicken breasts and cook for about 4 to 5 minutes per side over medium heat until cooked through. Decrease the heat if the chicken begins browning too much. Set the cooked chicken aside when done.
Step 2: In a mixing bowl or cup, place the basil pesto, cream, and chicken stock. Mix well until blended. Set the sauce aside.
Step 3: In the same skillet, add the onion, garlic, and sun-dried tomato. Then, cook for about 1 minute over medium-high heat or until just aromatic. Note that you can add a little more oil if the skillet is too dry. Next, add the bell pepper and cook further until slightly cooked but still crisp.
Step 4: To the skillet, pour in the prepared sauce and let it simmer. Meanwhile, slice the chicken breasts into strips. Place the strips of chicken in the skillet and cook for another 2 to 3 minutes or until heated.
Step 5: Before serving, garnish with Parmesan and basil. Enjoy the creamy garlic pesto chicken right away over pasta, rice, zucchini noodles, or bulgur.
Energy 610.51 kcal, Fat 32.43 g, Protein 67.98 g, Carbs 11.48 g, Saturated Fat 10.68 g, Polyunsat Fat 6.02 g, Monounsat Fat 12.59 g, Sugars 2.17 g, Cholesterol 199.73 mg, Sodium 360 mg, Potassium 1190.69 mg, Fiber 6.38 g