Tuesday, May 3, 2011

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.

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