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Creamy Pesto Chicken Recipe (Low Carb Dinner Ideas)

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  • Author: Hazel Roddy
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings


Creamy Pesto Chicken – Make a restaurant-style meal at home with this flavor-packed, creamless Creamy Pesto Chicken dinner that takes only 30 minutes to prepare!



  • 1 pound boneless , skinless chicken breasts
  • salt and fresh ground pepper , to taste
  • 2 tablespoons basil pesto
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 cups cherry tomatoes , halved


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


  1. Season the chicken with salt and pepper, then rub with the basil pesto.
  2. In a large nonstick skillet, heat the olive oil.
  3. Cook for 5 minutes on each side, or until the chicken is thoroughly cooked.
  4. Meanwhile, make the sauce by whisking together the flour, garlic, basil pesto, evaporated milk, salt, and pepper in a mixing cup or bowl; set aside.
  5. Remove the chicken from the skillet.
  6. Return the skillet to the heat and add the tomatoes. If the pan is getting dry, add a little more olive oil.
  7. Cook the tomatoes for 1 minute over medium-high heat, or until they begin to soften.
  8. Bring the prepared sauce to a boil in the skillet.
  9. Return the chicken to the skillet and cook for another 2 to 3 minutes, or until heated through.
  10. Turn off the heat.
  11. Garnish with cheese and basil ribbons if desired.
  12. Serve with pasta, rice, and/or salad as desired.


The nutritional information is an estimate and is provided as a courtesy. The values may differ depending on the ingredients and tools used.

  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Skillet
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 4 servings
  • Calories: 299kcal
  • Sugar: 9g
  • Sodium: 301mg
  • Fat: 13g
  • Saturated Fat: 2g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 0g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 12g
  • Fiber: 0g
  • Protein: 30g
  • Cholesterol: 75mg

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