Creamy Pesto Chicken

Creamy Pesto Chicken

Creamy Pesto Chicken

Flavor -packed, Creamy Pesto Chicken dinner that comes together in just 30 minutes!

Ingredients:

FOR THE CHICKEN

500g chicken fillets
Salt and fresh ground pepper , to taste
2 tablespoons basil pesto
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
2 cups cherry tomatoes , halved

FOR THE SAUCE

1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
2 garlic cloves , minced
1/2 tablespoon basil pesto
1 cup milk
salt and fresh ground pepper , to taste
freshly shaved parmesan , for garnish, optional

Fresh basil ribbons , for garnish, optional

METHOD:

Season chicken with salt and pepper, and rub chicken with the basil pesto.

Heat olive oil in a large nonstick skillet.

Add chicken to the skillet and cook for 5 minutes on each side, or until thoroughly cooked.

In the meantime, prepare the sauce by combining flour, garlic, basil pesto, evaporated milk, salt, and pepper in a mixing cup or bowl; whisk until thoroughly combined and set aside.

Remove chicken from skillet.

Return skillet to heat and stir in the tomatoes. If pan is dry, add a little more olive oil.

Cook the tomatoes over medium-high heat for about 1 minute, or until just beginning to soften

Add the prepared sauce to the skillet and bring to a boil.

Place the chicken back in the skillet and cook for 2 to 3 minutes, or until heated through.

Remove from heat.

Garnish with cheese and basil ribbons.

Serve with pasta, rice, and/or salad.

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