Creamy Pesto Chicken

Certainly! Here’s a simple and delicious recipe for Creamy Pesto Chicken:

Creamy Pesto Chicken:


  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup pesto sauce (store-bought or homemade)
  • Fresh basil leaves for garnish (optional)


  1. Season the Chicken:
    • Season the chicken breasts with salt and pepper on both sides.
  2. Cook the Chicken:
    • In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the chicken breasts and cook for 5-6 minutes per side or until golden brown and cooked through. Remove chicken from the skillet and set aside.
  3. Saute Garlic and Tomatoes:
    • In the same skillet, add minced garlic and sauté for about 1 minute until fragrant. Add halved cherry tomatoes and cook for an additional 2 minutes.
  4. Deglaze with Chicken Broth:
    • Pour in the chicken broth to deglaze the skillet, scraping up any browned bits from the bottom.
  5. Make the Creamy Sauce:
    • Reduce the heat to medium-low. Add heavy cream, grated Parmesan cheese, and pesto sauce to the skillet. Stir well until the cheese is melted and the sauce is creamy.
  6. Return Chicken to the Skillet:
    • Return the cooked chicken breasts to the skillet, spooning some of the sauce over them. Simmer for an additional 3-4 minutes, allowing the flavors to meld.
  7. Check for Seasoning:
    • Taste the sauce and adjust the seasoning with salt and pepper if needed.
  8. Serve:
    • Garnish with fresh basil leaves if desired. Serve the creamy pesto chicken over pasta, rice, or with your favorite side dish.

This Creamy Pesto Chicken is rich and flavorful, combining the savory taste of chicken with the aromatic and herbal notes of pesto. It’s a versatile dish that pairs well with various sides for a complete and satisfying meal.

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