Garlic Chicken Pesto

untitledPesto is practically a weekly dish in our house. This  recipe is done in one pan which makes for easy clean up! I think you’ll find that this pesto is the besto, or at least pretty goodo.



Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 2 chicken breasts, sliced into ½-inch strips
  • 2 tablespoons garlic, chopped
  • ½ tablespoon kosher salt
  • ½ tablespoon freshly ground black pepper
  • ¾ cup heavy cream or milk
  • ½ grated parmesan cheese
  • ¼ cup pesto
  • 3 cups penne pasta, cooked and drained
  • ¾ cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • Parmesan cheese to garnish
  • Chopped basil to garnish


  1. Heat the oil in a pan over high heat. Combine the chicken, garlic, salt, and pepper, cooking until chicken is browned.
  2. Mix in the heavy cream (or milk), parmesan, and pesto, stirring until evenly combined.
  3. Bring to a boil and cook until the sauce has reduced, about 5-7 minutes.
  4. Toss in the pasta and cherry tomatoes, stirring until evenly coated. Remove from heat.

To serve, sprinkle parmesan cheese and basil on top and enjoy!

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