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Creamy Skillet Pesto Chicken

Creamy skillet pesto chicken with the most flavorful white cream pesto sauce imaginable covering juicy chicken, and topped with parmesan cheese!
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Italian
Keyword chicken
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 592kcal
Author Tiffany Edwards


  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts pounded to even thickness
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/3 cup parmesan cheese shredded

creamy pesto sauce:

  • 1/3 cup basil pesto
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • fresh basil or parsley chopped, optional


  • In a bowl, whisk together flour, salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Dip chicken in, flipping to coat all sides.
  • Grease a large skillet and cook chicken over medium heat 5-8 minutes on each side until cooked through and lightly browned. Transfer chicken to a plate, cover with foil and set aside.
  • In the pan where you cooked the chicken, add pesto and saute for 1-2 minutes over medium heat until fragrant. Add heavy cream and stir until hot throughout and combined with pesto. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Add chicken to pan, sprinkle parmesan cheese on top, and cook until cheese is melted. Sprinkle with freshly chopped basil or parsley and serve hot.


Calories: 592kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 32g | Fat: 45g | Saturated Fat: 22g | Cholesterol: 190mg | Sodium: 791mg | Potassium: 477mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 1840IU | Vitamin C: 1.8mg | Calcium: 233mg | Iron: 1.2mg