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Creamy Pesto Chicken

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 2


  • 3/4 cup basil pesto or 1 small 8oz jar of pesto
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 2 cups sliced mushrooms
  • 1 cup canned diced tomatoes
  • 2 large raw chicken breasts
  • dash salt
  • dash pepper
  • dash crushed dried rosemary


  1. In a medium sized sauté pan, whisk together the basil pesto and heavy cream over medium/low heat.

  2. Add the mushrooms and diced tomatoes and mix until covered with the pesto sauce. Let simmer down for about 5-10 minutes. Do not let the pesto burn, turn the heat down a bit if necessary.

  3. Sprinkle the salt, pepper, and rosemary over the raw chicken breasts and nestle in the pesto mixture to cook. Cover and let cook for 20-30 minutes. Depending on the thickness of breast, can take up to 30 minutes. Insert a meat thermometer to tell when chicken is done cooking (when chicken reaches 165 degrees Fahrenheit).