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

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WW Freestyle: 5
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Creamy Pesto Chicken - Create a restaurant-style meal at home with this flavor-packed, creamless Creamy Pesto Chicken dinner that comes together in just 30 minutes!
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 4 Serves
Calories: 299

Ingredients

FOR THE CHICKEN

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

FOR THE SAUCE

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

Instructions 

  • Season chicken with salt and pepper, and rub chicken with the basil pesto.
  • Heat olive oil in a large nonstick skillet.
  • Add chicken to the skillet and cook for 5 minutes on each side, or until thoroughly cooked.
  • 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.
  • Remove chicken from skillet.
  • Return skillet to heat and stir in the tomatoes. If pan is dry, add a little more olive oil.
  • Cook the tomatoes over medium-high heat for about 1 minute, or until just beginning to soften
  • Add the prepared sauce to the skillet and bring to a boil.
  • Place the chicken back in the skillet and cook for 2 to 3 minutes, or until heated through.
  • Remove from heat.
  • Garnish with cheese and basil ribbons.
  • Serve with pasta, rice, and/or salad.
Nutrition Facts
Creamy Pesto Chicken
Amount Per Serving
Calories 299 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Cholesterol 75mg25%
Sodium 301mg13%
Potassium 794mg23%
Carbohydrates 12g4%
Fiber 0g0%
Sugar 9g10%
Protein 30g60%
Vitamin A 840IU17%
Vitamin C 19.6mg24%
Calcium 217mg22%
Iron 1.2mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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