I started this blog so my daughters could find all of our family favourite recipes in one place. It has actually grown into more than just the family favourites but also other recipes we've tried out in our kitchen. I don't like to fill up the post with alot of chatter. Sometimes there's a little story to tell, but usually I like to get right to the point. So this is for them, but hope you find some recipes that you like as well. I'll be sharing a lot of recipes, and along the way you'll find some crafty things and maybe some helpful hints too! Welcome!

Wednesday, January 11, 2023

Creamy Pesto Chicken

Even though it's creamy this 30 minute meal is a healthy choice, using chicken breasts and only 10% cream rather than heavy cream. And fresh parsley on the plate would have gone a long way to making this look more appetizing!

4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
2 tbsps pesto (store bought or homemade)
2 tbsps vegetable oil

2 tbsps butter
1/2 cup sliced onions
2 tsps minced garlic
3/4 cup 10% cream
2 tbsps pesto
1/2 bell pepper, thinly sliced
salt and pepper to taste

If you'd like to make an easy homemade pesto here's the link to my Parsley and Walnut Pesto recipe:

Either slice or use a meat mallet to even out the thickness of the chicken. Then season the cutlets with salt, pepper and 2 tablespoons of pesto. Set aside 5 minutes.
Heat vegetable oil to medium high in a large skillet and cook the chicken until golden, about 5 minutes per side or until internal temperature of 165°F is reached. Remove to a plate.
For the sauce, using the same skillet, add butter then onion slices and cook until the onion is softened. Add the garlic for 1 minute. Whisk cream and pesto in and simmer to thicken, about 2-3 minutes. Add bell pepper and cook until tender. Salt and pepper to taste.

Return the chicken to the skillet and turn to coat. Heat through and it's ready to serve.

I suppose red bell pepper would have given this plate a pop of colour... oh well, next time. It tasted good and that's what counts!
Adapted from: aheadofthyme.com

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