Creamy Garlic Pesto Chicken

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Aaron Fowler: "Family loved it. Served it over plain white rice.…" Read More


  • 4 chicken breasts (boneless, skinless)
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon italian seasoning
  • 1/2 red onion
  • 3 garlic cloves (minced)
  • 1/2 cup sun-dried tomatoes (drained of most oil, chopped, keep the drained oil for cooking)
  • 3 bell peppers (1 red, 1/2 yellow and 1/2 green)
  • 1/2 cup basil pesto
  • 1/2 cup cream
  • 1/2 cup chicken stock
  • salt
  • cracked pepper
  • fresh basil (Chopped, for garnish)
  • parmesan (for garnish)
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NutritionView more



Calories280Calories from Fat110
Total Fat12g18%
Saturated Fat6g30%
Trans Fat
Calories from Fat110
Total Carbohydrate13g4%
Dietary Fiber3g12%
Vitamin A
Vitamin C

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


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Aaron Fowler 4 hours ago
Family loved it. Served it over plain white rice. Didn't measure ingredients too carefully and it came out great.
Chris Lawford 12 hours ago
tasted fantastic. i would go heavier on the chilli and the cream but otherwise awesome
Aman 13 hours ago
Amazing. I modified it slightly to follow the FODMAP diet required for myself. My partner loved it. I used Aubergine pesto. I used fresh cherry tomato’s, blended them and added it to the mix instead of sun-dried tomato’s. I used creme fresh. X,400,700 Test review!Test review!Test review!Test review!Test review!Test review!Test review!
Shayla Povea A day ago
It was delicious. Mmm lol so good. Keeping this
Nammie 2 days ago
I liked it. My family did not. I went by the recipe ( little confused about the 3 bell peppers 1 whole 2 (1/2) equal 3 ) mine didn’t look like the recipe at all
Addie Belle 4 days ago
Will make again.... and again and again and again is pretty and DELICIOUS
Steph 7 days ago
My family really enjoyed this recipe. I had to alter it a little bit and add a few things because the sauce was too runny at first but with the adjustments it turned out great. I put it over rice and my in-laws ate the leftovers all week because they liked it so much! Will make this again!
Shelbi Wagner 7 days ago
Great! Made it a little different due to ingredient restrictions, came out wonderful.
Vincent Gravel 8 days ago
It was very good and easy to do! I switched the basil pesto for grilled pepper pesto and added a bouquet of fresh basil in the pot when adding the sauce to the veggies. I'm gonna cook this again for sure!
Omid Idora 11 days ago
turned out really good. loved it.
Lo 12 days ago
turned out great needed to add seasoning salt and beef bouillon for more flavor but otherwise this is a very quick dish and the family loves it. we had it with mashed potatoes and spinach
Barron Yerxa 14 days ago
Excellent dish! Very easy to make. However, it may be better to use white onion instead of the red onion for this dish. Overall, great dish served with rice.
Holly 16 days ago
This recipe was just okay. The sauce was watery and mostly green. Not like the picture at all. Was okay but I wouldn’t make it again.
Sue K. 16 days ago
Great, super easy to make!
hi 16 days ago
It was yum and easy to make. The sauce had so much flavour 🙂
Chu Yee Gan 17 days ago
pretty good and easy to make
Alex P. 19 days ago
Not bad! The seasoning for the chicken was really good.
Sheena Carter 19 days ago
Was simple to make and very tasty! The entire family enjoyed it (including two children.) I would definitely recommend!
Serena Angone 19 days ago
Great! I didn’t use Italian seasoning, but used certain seasonings to make it spicy. Turned out pretty well.
Vollhardt-Prater 19 days ago
Pretty good. I added 4 tablespoons of flour to make the sauce thicker. I used 4 cloves of garlic and regret nothing.
Tawania Howard 22 days ago
Pretty good although I may have added too much pesto. I used sun dried tomatoes as that’s all I had on hand. Very easy recipe and time conscious. I did up the seasonings as a result of increasing the chicken stock and cream due to the excess pesto and I added some spinach for my need to have a green veggie. I served over penne topped with a little Parmesan and thought it was flavorful and pretty filling.
Emilie Crofton 22 days ago
It was great used roasted tomatoes instead of dried!
Natalia 24 days ago
this was so good! very easy to make. i used a little extra chicken broth to make it extra saucy!
Lisa Nicewaner 28 days ago
This was amazing over penne pasta. My husband is a picky eater and loved it. I added more chicken stock and cook the pasta halfway done and added it into the sauce for the last 5-7 minutes. I took the chicken out when I reduced the liquid while cooking the pasta. Once the pasta was done, I added the chicken back in and put Parmesan cheese over the top before serving. Winner for sure!
Violet 11 Jul
Excellent!! I would make it again..I skipped the bell peppers since I didn’t have any on hand and it was still great!
Mona W. 8 Jul
It was great will make again.
Walsh 4 Jul
Fantastic! Served over a bed of asparagus- TOTALLY recommend 😍 and surprisingly low carb!!
It was very tasty!! I actually cooked it in a pressure cooker at high pressure for 20 minutes and a manual release for 10 minuets and it turned out great.
Andree 26 Jun
Really great! Easy to make! Family loved it!!