Creamy Skillet Pesto Chicken

Creamy Skillet Pesto Chicken takes roughly 25 minutes from beginning to end. One portion of this dish contains about 56g of protein, 48g of fat, and a total of 722 calories. For $3.25 per serving, you get a main course that serves 3. Head to the store and pick up garlic powder, flour, black pepper, and a few other things to make it today. 320 people were impressed by this recipe. It is brought to you by Real Housemoms. Overall, this recipe earns a spectacular spoonacular score of 84%. Similar recipes include Skillet Baked Creamy Pesto Spinach and Artichoke Gnocchi, Pesto Chicken Skillet, and One-Pot Pesto Chicken Skillet.

Servings: 3

Preparation duration: 5 minutes

Cooking duration: 20 minutes

 

Ingredients:

optional: fresh basil or parsley, chopped

1/3 cup basil pesto

1/4 teaspoon black pepper

3-4 boneless skinless chicken breasts pounded to even thickness

1/4 cup flour

1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

1 cup heavy cream

1/3 cup shredded parmesan cheese

1/4 teaspoon salt

salt and pepper to taste

Equipment:

whisk

bowl

frying pan

aluminum foil

Cooking instruction summary:

In a bowl, whisk together flour, salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Dip chicken in, flipping to coat all sides. Grease a large skillet and cook chicken over medium heat 5-8 minutes on each side until cooked through and lightly browned. Transfer chicken to a plate, cover with foil and set aside. In the pan where you cooked the chicken, add pesto and saute for 1-2 minutes over medium heat until fragrant. Add heavy cream and stir until hot throughout and combined with pesto. Add salt and pepper to taste. Add chicken to pan, sprinkle parmesan cheese on top, and cook until cheese is melted. Sprinkle with freshly chopped basil or parsley and serve hot.

 

Step by step:


1. In a bowl, whisk together flour, salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Dip chicken in, flipping to coat all sides.

2. Grease a large skillet and cook chicken over medium heat 5-8 minutes on each side until cooked through and lightly browned.

3. Transfer chicken to a plate, cover with foil and set aside.

4. In the pan where you cooked the chicken, add pesto and saute for 1-2 minutes over medium heat until fragrant.

5. Add heavy cream and stir until hot throughout and combined with pesto.

6. Add salt and pepper to taste.

7. Add chicken to pan, sprinkle parmesan cheese on top, and cook until cheese is melted. Sprinkle with freshly chopped basil or parsley and serve hot.


Nutrition Information:

Quickview
721k Calories
56g Protein
48g Total Fat
13g Carbs
20% Health Score
Limit These
Calories
721k
36%

Fat
48g
74%

  Saturated Fat
23g
145%

Carbohydrates
13g
4%

  Sugar
1g
1%

Cholesterol
263mg
88%

Sodium
1116mg
49%

Get Enough Of These
Protein
56g
112%

Vitamin B3
24mg
121%

Selenium
78µg
113%

Vitamin B6
1mg
87%

Phosphorus
615mg
62%

Vitamin A
1982IU
40%

Vitamin B5
3mg
35%

Potassium
931mg
27%

Calcium
245mg
25%

Vitamin B2
0.4mg
24%

Magnesium
73mg
18%

Vitamin B1
0.25mg
17%

Zinc
1mg
13%

Vitamin B12
0.73µg
12%

Vitamin K
11µg
11%

Iron
1mg
9%

Vitamin E
1mg
9%

Folate
33µg
8%

Manganese
0.16mg
8%

Vitamin D
0.84µg
6%

Copper
0.1mg
5%

Vitamin C
3mg
4%

Fiber
0.84g
3%

covered percent of daily need
Widget by spoonacular.com

 

Suggested for you

Breakfast Sticky Buns
South Indian Stuffed Peppers
Chicken Stew with Gnocchi
Picadillo
Butternut Squash with Walnuts and Vanilla
Broccoli Salad
Spinach and Italian Sausage Stuffed Pork Tenderloin (pssssst… it’s wrapped in bacon, too!)
Short Ribs Loco Moco
Cherry Lemonade Slammer
Starlight Yellow Birthday Cake with Chocolate Buttercream
Food Trivia

The largest item found on any menu is roasted camel which is still served at some Bedouin weddings and was offered by royalty in Morocco several hundred years ago. The camel is cleaned and then stuffed with one whole lamb, 20 chickens, 60 eggs, and 110 gallons of water, among other ingredients.

Food Joke

Yeltsin, Clinton and Bill Gates were invited to have dinner with God. During dinner he told them: I need three important people to send my message out to all the people: "Tomorrow I will destroy the earth." Yeltsin immediately called together his cabinet and told them: "I have two really bad news items for you: 1) God really exists and 2) Tomorrow He will destroy the earth." Clinton called an emergency meeting of the Senate and Congress and told them: "I have good news and bad news: 1) The GOOD news is that God really does exist 2) The BAD news is, tomorrow He is going to destroy the earth." Bill Gates went back to Microsoft and very happily announced: "I have two fantastic announcements: 1) I am one of the three most important people on earth 2) The Year 2000 problem is solved."

Popular Recipes
Tomato & mascarpone pasta bake

BBC Good Food

Simple Grilled Vegetables

Cooking with Curls

Beet, Peach, & Burrata Salad with Basil Oil & Candied Pistachios

Blogging Over Thyme

Orange Fluff

My Baking Addiction

Cinnamon Blondies

Well Plated