Creamy Pesto Chicken Recipe | Cookin’ with Mima

This Creamy Pesto Chicken is a restaurant quality meal that you can whip up in no time! Succulent chicken in a creamy pesto sauce, packed with flavor and bound to satisfy!

Top down view of creamy pesto chicken in a pan.

Creamy Pesto Chicken serves up pan fried chicken breasts in the most addictive, creamy basil pesto sauce! It’s a one pan meal that’s perfect for busy weeknights. Hearty, delicious and so easy to make.

Looking for other delicious chicken recipes? Why not also try my Asparagus Stuffed Chicken and my Creamy Chicken Alfredo Pasta Recipe!

Why you’ll love this Creamy Pesto Chicken

  • A delicious homemade pesto sauce. Creamy and delicious, this basil pesto sauce is made with cream, butter and chicken broth – giving it that restaurant quality depth of flavor.
  • Perfect chicken. Coated lightly in flour and pan fried, these chicken breasts are juicy in the middle with crispy edges.
  • An easy chicken recipe. Made in one skillet with pantry staples, this all comes together in less than 30 mins.

Ingredients you’ll need

  • Chicken Breasts
  • Salt & Pepper
  • All Purpose Flour
  • Olive Oil
  • Creamy Pesto Sauce: heavy cream, chicken broth, AP flour, butter, salt, pepper, onion powder, garlic powder, parmesan cheese, basil leaves, pesto.
Top down shot of ingredients for creamy pesto chicken.

How to make this Creamy Pesto Chicken

  • Pan sear the chicken – In a large skillet with oil, pan sear the seasoned chicken, about 5 mins per side. Set aside.
Pan frying chicken breasts in a pan.
  • Make the pesto sauce – In the skillet, add in your sauce ingredients – starting with butter and flour – and allow to simmer.