CREAMY PESTO CHICKEN RECIPE

CREAMY PESTO CHICKEN RECIPE

Ingredient:

  • 2 tbsp Olive oil
  • 1 1/2 lb Chicken breasts Cut into 2 inch cubes
  • 1 tbsp Ginger Finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp Garlic Finely chopped
  • Salt To taste
  • Pepper To taste
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 cup Basil pesto
  • 1 cup Cherry tomatoes Sliced in half
  • 1/4 cup Cream cheese
  • tbsp Mozzarella Optional, Shredded, For garnish
  • 2 tbsp Parmesan Optional, Shredded, For garnish
  • 2 tbsp Basil Optional, Fresh, Thinly sliced

Instructions:

  1. Heat oil in a wide non-stick pan on medium high heat. 
  2. Add chicken, ginger, garlic, salt, pepper, Italian seasoning and pesto and mix everything together. 
  3. Cover and cook for about 10 minutes. 
  4. Then, uncover the lid and continue cooking for another 3-4 minutes until the liquid is reduced a bit. 
  5. Add cherry tomatoes. 
  6. Cover and cook for 1-2 minutes. 
  7. Add cream cheese and mix it all until well-blended. 
  8. Garnish with shredded mozzarella cheese, parmesan cheese and fresh basil. 
  9. Serve over pasta and enjoy!

Yields: 4

RECIPE NOTES
  • Read all my tips above.
  • I used very plain basil pesto without any seasonings/salt/pepper. If you are using pesto that has all that, you will have to adjust quantities of herbs and spices accordingly. 
  • Leftovers can be stored in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 3 days. 

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