How to Cook Creamy Basil Chicken With Pesto and Cream
This is a quick and easy skillet chicken to prepare any day of the week. Serve this chicken with hot cooked rice or pasta, along with sliced tomatoes or a tossed salad.
4 to 6 Chicken breast halves
Salt and pepper
2 tablespoons flour
4 ounces mushrooms, sliced
1 tablespoon olive oil
3 tablespoons prepared pesto
1/2 cup heavy cream
Wash chicken and pat dry. Put the chicken breasts between sheets of plastic wrap and gently pound to thin to about 1/4 inch thickness. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and dredge lightly with the flour. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
Saute chicken and mushrooms for 4 to 5 minutes, stirring mushrooms and turning chicken about halfway through the cooking time. until browned. Combine cream and pesto; cover and continue cooking over low heat for 10 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through. Serve with hot cooked rice or pasta.