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Chicken in Creamy Pesto Sauce Recipe

Looking for an easy Chicken in creamy Pesto sauce recipe? Learn how to make Chicken in creamy Pesto sauce using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by akind1

Makes 4 servings



Delicious, low carb dinner option. Serve w/ noodles or bread if desired. Dreamfields pasta is delicious and very low in carbs, but this is good even without pasta.

Recipe Ingredients for Chicken in creamy Pesto sauce

3 cups heavy whipping cream
1 1/4 lbs boneless skinless chicken breast
1/4 cup pesto
16 oz artichoke hearts
16 oz roasted red peppers
1/2 cup capers
1 cup black olives
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
2 cloves garlic

Recipe Directions for Chicken in creamy Pesto sauce

  1. Heat saucepan over medium high heat, with olive oil.

  2. Once oil is shimmering, but not smokiing, add crushed garlic cloves, dice or mince if desired, cook until just turning golden.

  3. Add chicken, cut into strips or cubes for faster cooking.

  4. Once chicken is cooked through, add cream and pesto.

  5. Heat to boiling, then decrease flame to medium-low and add artichoke hearts, peppers, capers and olives.

  6. Simmer until desired thickness, anywhere from 15-30 minutes. Do not cover.

  7. Serve over pasta or with bread or by itself. Enjoy!

Categories

Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 533.1g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
842
Calories from Fat
554
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
61.6g
95%
Saturated Fat
26.3g
132%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
254mg
85%
Sodium
1471mg
61%
Potassium
1035mg
30%
Total Carbohydrates
26.2g
9%
Dietary Fiber
9.6g
38%
Sugars
7.2g
Protein
50.1g
Vitamin A 106% Vitamin C 350%
Calcium 22% Iron 31%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B-
  Good points
  • Low in sugar
  • High in vitamin A
  • Very high in vitamin C
  •   Bad points
  • High in saturated fat
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