Creamy Pesto Chicken Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Creamy Pesto Chicken Recipe
  • READY IN 30 mins

Creamy Pesto Chicken

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"All the flavors of Italian pesto (fresh basil, pine nuts, Parmesan, and garlic) in a simple creamy sauce. Also works well with thinly sliced pork tenderloin. Add a splash of milk or cream for a slightly thinner sauce. Serve over rice or pasta with extra Parmesan cheese to sprinkle on top."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
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  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    15 mins
  • READY IN

    30 mins

Directions

  1. Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium heat, and cook the chicken for about 5 minutes, until lightly browned. Mix the garlic and sherry into the skillet. Cook and stir until all the liquid has been reduced and the chicken is no longer pink and juices run clear.
  2. Mix the pine nuts into the skillet, and cook 2 to 3 minutes over medium heat. Reduce the heat to low, and mix in the basil, sour cream, Parmesan cheese, and pepper. Continue cooking until heated through.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jul 16, 2005

Excellent recipe!!! My husband and I both loved it!!! I added some sun dried tomatos and didn't have sherry so I just used some red wine that I had instead. My husband and I both love garlic, so I added extra. We're having it for dinner again tonight -second time this week!

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Sep 12, 2005

My husband and I didn't particularly care for this at all. I am a big fan of pesto usually, so I'm not sure what went wrong.

 

35 Ratings

Oct 05, 2005

A very romantic dinner to eat with my new, amazing girlfriend. "It made our day so much better," she says. Real quick easy great tasting chicken dish. Fantastic with pasta.

 
Jun 07, 2005

I love this recipe. It's easy and tasty. The only change I make is to add a little milk at the end to create a sauce. That way there is more to enjoy.

 
Jun 22, 2010

After reading the other reviews I used half and half instead of sour cream and had plenty of sauce. I put the basil, pine nuts and 1/2 of the half and half in a food processor and it was wonderful. Would be plenty to put on pasta, if desired. Salt was needed.

 
Mar 19, 2010

This recipe tasted very good. Thank you very much for this recipe.

 
Mar 16, 2010

Good recipe and fairly healthy. I added cooked, chopped asparagus at the end and it worked very well with the sauce and chicken.

 
Apr 01, 2005

This was a great tasting and easy to prepare dish! I followed recipe exactly and it was very tasty. Perhaps the only thing I might do differently next time is make more of the sauce since there wasn't really enough sauce to add a little pasta to the dish. Thanks for the recipe Jodie4!

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 311 kcal
  • 16%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 7.7 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol
  • 86 mg
  • 29%
  • Fat
  • 17.9 g
  • 28%
  • Fiber
  • 0.6 g
  • 3%
  • Protein
  • 28.6 g
  • 57%
  • Sodium
  • 210 mg
  • 8%

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

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