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Creamy Garlic Pesto Chicken

by Christina Cherrier – Mar 26, 2021
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Creamy Garlic Pesto Chicken
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Creamy Garlic Pesto Chicken Recipe – This stir-fry chicken with pesto, sun-dried tomatoes and bell peppers in a creamy garlic sauce is simply amazing. The flavorful sauce infuses every single bite of this fail-proof, family-friendly dinner! All ingredients combine perfectly with each other, delicious and so creamy!

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Ingredients list for the Creamy Garlic Pesto Chicken

Creamy Garlic Pesto Chicken Recipe - #eatwell101 #recipe This #stir-fry #chicken with #pesto, and bell peppers in a #creamy #garlic sauce is simply amazing. Photo credit: © Eatwell101.com

Creamy Garlic Pesto Chicken Recipe - #eatwell101 #recipe This #stir-fry #chicken with #pesto, and bell peppers in a #creamy #garlic sauce is simply amazing. Photo credit: © Eatwell101.com

Creamy Garlic Pesto Chicken Recipe - #eatwell101 #recipe This #stir-fry #chicken with #pesto, and bell peppers in a #creamy #garlic sauce is simply amazing. Photo credit: © Eatwell101.com

Creamy Garlic Pesto Chicken Recipe - #eatwell101 #recipe This #stir-fry #chicken with #pesto, and bell peppers in a #creamy #garlic sauce is simply amazing. Photo credit: © Eatwell101.com

Creamy Garlic Pesto Chicken Recipe - #eatwell101 #recipe This #stir-fry #chicken with #pesto, and bell peppers in a #creamy #garlic sauce is simply amazing. Photo credit: © Eatwell101.com

Creamy Garlic Pesto Chicken Recipe - #eatwell101 #recipe This #stir-fry #chicken with #pesto, and bell peppers in a #creamy #garlic sauce is simply amazing. Photo credit: © Eatwell101.com

Directions

1. To make the pesto chicken: Heat 1 tablespoon of the drained tomato oil with Italian seasoning and crushed chili pepper in a large nonstick skillet. Add chicken breasts to the skillet and cook on medium heat for 4-5 minutes on each side, until cooked. If chicken starts to brown too much, lower the heat. Remove chicken from the skillet, and set aside.

2. Prepare the sauce by combining basil pesto, cream, and chicken stock in a mixing cup or bowl; whisk until thoroughly combined and set aside.

3. Return the skillet to heat and stir in onion, garlic, and sun-dried tomato. If the skillet is dry, add a little more oil from the sun-dried tomatoes jar. Cook over medium-high heat for about 1 minute, or until just fragrant. Add bell peppers and continue cooking until slightly cooked but still crisp.

4. Add the prepared pesto sauce to the skillet and bring to a simmer. Slice chicken breasts into strips and return to the skillet and cook for 2 to 3 minutes, until heated through. Garnish with parmesan and basil, serve the creamy pesto chicken immediately on top of pasta, rice, zucchini noodles or bulgur. Enjoy!

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  • Katie

    2021-04-08 13:13:07

    Very tasty!! My boyfriend and I made this with rice and it is delicious! Also he is very very very picky when it comes to food and he loved this. I did tweak it by adding a little more broth, cream, and pesto and also cooked a little with olive oil. We will definitely be making this again!!

  • Shelby

    2021-03-11 21:07:45

    I always follow a recipe to a T the first time so I can make adjustments later. I was pretty disappointed with this. The sauce to meat ratio is WAY off. Also a tad bland.

  • Elle

    2020-12-31 04:26:01

    This was absolutely delicious! I thickened the sauce a bit with cornflower paste.

  • Charley

    2020-11-20 23:59:29

    Very good recipe! My bf is a picky eater and he loved it.

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