Recipe by Philadelphia Cream Cheese
"Chicken breasts are simmered in a creamy, basil-pesto sauce with cherry tomatoes in this quick and delicious Tuscan-inspired dinner."
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4 (4 ounce)
boneless skinless chicken breasts
Philadelphia Cream Cheese Spread
grape or cherry tomatoes
Kraft 4 Cheese Italiano Shredded Cheese
My husband loved this! I sauteed the chicken in garlic and olive oil and used the 1/3 fat cream cheese which tasted great. I also served it with spaghetti squash which complimented the chicken fabulously. I omitted the grated cheese at the end because I felt it would have made it too heavy. Glad I did, this recipe was a home run without it!
I made this exactly as is, and it's pretty good. I was a little skeptical about the lack of garlic, but it turned out all right. We served it over spaghetti because I didn't realize we were out of fettuccine. (Fettuccine next time for sure.) It's a great base recipe- you can add pretty much anything you want to it. (Asparagus?) The only thing that we're a little iffy on is the chicken. It was kind of bland, a little tough... I think the dish could stand on its own without the meat, or maybe tossing in some scallops or shrimp. If I did do that, I would probably add some chicken stock or granules to keep the flavor I would lose by not having the chicken drippings.
as another said, a very good base recipe to build off of. I used canned chicken and mixed it all, served over whole wheat pasta. agreed with another reviewer by omitting the shredded cheese, as it was way cheesie enough without it. need a little pepper
Wonderful, I cubed the chicken prior to cooking
If you are planning on serving this dish with pasta, you may want to double the sauce ingredients and possibly add a little chicken stock or white wine. It was delicious, but I was just expecting to have a little more sauce to serve over pasta. Will make again!
This was very rich and delicious. I left out the shredded cheese, it seemed unnecessary.
I did change this recipe, only because I didn't have all the ingredients on hand, but I'm sure it's just as good with them... I used dried basil and minced garlic in place of the pesto sauce, and jarred basil-spaghetti sauce in place of the cherry tomatoes... phenomenal!
This was awesome!!!! I threw in some asparagus and it was perfect!! Thanks for the recipe!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Tuscan Chicken Simmer
Serving Size: 1/4 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 156
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