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Creamy Pesto Chicken Recipe (One Pot Meal)

One Pot Pesto Chicken

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Quick and easy pesto chicken recipe, homemade with simple ingredients in one pot or pan over stovetop. A 30 minute meal with tender boneless chicken breast in a thick, cheesy, creamy Italian sauce. 
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Keyword creamy, italian chicken, one pot meal, quick and easy
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Servings 4 People
Calories 352
Author Abeer


  • 2 tbsp Olive oil
  • 1.5 pounds Chicken breast Cut into 2 inch cubes
  • 1/2 tbsp Ginger Grated
  • 1 tbsp Garlic Finely minced
  • Salt To taste
  • Pepper To taste
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 cup Basil pesto
  • 1 cup Cherry tomatoes Sliced in half
  • 1/4 cup Cream cheese
  • 2-3 tbsp Mozzarella cheese Shredded, For garnish
  • 2-3 tbsp Parmesan cheese Shredded, For garnish
  • 2-3 tbsp Basil Fresh, Finely chopped, For garnish


  • Heat oil in a large non-stick pot or pan over medium-high heat.
  • Add chicken, ginger, garlic, salt, pepper, Italian seasoning, pesto and mix everything together.
  • Cover and cook for about 10 minutes.
  • Then, uncover the lid and continue cooking until the liquid is reduced to your desired consistency.
  • Add cherry tomatoes.
  • Cover and cook for 1 minute.
  • Add cream cheese and mix until fully melted.
  • Garnish with cheese and fresh basil.
  • Serve over pasta and enjoy!


  • Read all my tips above.
  • Leftovers can be stored in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 3 days and reheated in the microwave or stovetop. 


Calories: 352kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 40g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 133mg | Sodium: 541mg | Potassium: 730mg | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 890IU | Vitamin C: 11.4mg | Calcium: 129mg | Iron: 1.2mg