Creamy PHILLY Pesto Chicken Recipe -
Creamy PHILLY Pesto Chicken Recipe
  • READY IN 30 mins

Creamy PHILLY Pesto Chicken

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"Add a bit of cream cheese to purchased pesto for a spicy herb sauce that really dresses up sauteed chicken breasts."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins

    30 mins


  1. Heat oil in large nonstick skillet on medium heat. Add chicken; cook 6 to 8 minutes on each side or until done (170 degrees F). Transfer to plate; cover to keep warm.
  2. Add cream cheese spread to skillet; cook on medium heat 5 minutes or until melted, stirring constantly. Whisk in broth and pesto; cook and stir 2 to 3 minutes or until sauce is thickened and well blended. Pour over chicken.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Sep 28, 2010

I've made this a few times now, and I think overall it is a very good dish. I serve mine on top of wild rice, and with green veggies. It is extremly easy to and quick to make. I no longer use oil to cook my chicken in, instead I actually use water which keeps the chicken very moist, and cuts a few more calories off of the meal.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Mar 30, 2014

This was ok. Seasoned the chicken prior to cooking but still seemed a little bland. Would not use chicken broth again as it was pretty salty.

Jul 19, 2010

Wonderful & how much easier can a sauce get? I had homemade pesto in the freezer to use up and quadrupled the recipe so I could put sauce over our bow tie pasta too. I also added about 1/4 cup lemon juice to perk it up and set the green color. Hubby is not a big pesto fan, but he really enjoyed this, which says a lot-Thanks Philly!!

Aug 02, 2010

This sauce is awesome, Philly actually has a similar recipe for salmon. I used white wine instead of chicken broth, it turned out great!

Sep 14, 2010

This was the best meal that I've cooked so far. I highly recommend making this for dinner. I melted mozzarella on the chicken before I poured the pesto sauce and it made it even better.

Sep 29, 2010

Just made this last week... it was a hit. I made it with some pasta on the side.. I put less than a teaspoon of sauce mixing it into the pasta..yummy! Oh and I doubled the sauce recipe..

Mar 07, 2011

This was really good...I too had my eye brow raised when there was no garlic in recipe. Make sure you season the chicken or else you'll end up with a tasty sauce with bland chicken. I added 2 tbsp of white wine to deglaze skillet. I also recommend doubling cream cheese and chicken broth if you want extra sauce for pasta, rice, etc.

Nov 09, 2010

Delish! :) I doubled the sauce & added extra pesto because I love it. Try this with Sundried Tomato Pesto!


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  • Calories
  • 212 kcal
  • 11%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 1.5 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 80 mg
  • 27%
  • Fat
  • 11.3 g
  • 17%
  • Fiber
  • 0.2 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 25.5 g
  • 51%
  • Sodium
  • 177 mg
  • 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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