Creamy Garlic Pesto Chicken

A swirl of flavors mingling in a pan, complementing each other perfectly.  This recipe is a hit and you simply must try it!  Add your own touch of freshness to it with bell peppers and basil right from your AeroGarden!

Ingredients You Need:

-- 3-4 chicken breasts, boneless, skinless
-- 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
-- 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
-- 1/2 red onion
-- 3 garlic cloves, minced
-- 1/2 cup sun-dried tomatoes, drained of most oil, chopped (keep the drained oil for cooking)
-- 3 bell peppers (1 red, 1/2 yellow and 1/2 green)
-- 1/2 cup basil pesto
-- 1/2 cup cream
-- 1/2 cup chicken stock
-- Salt and fresh cracked pepper
-- Chopped fresh basil, for garnish
-- Parmesan, for garnish


Directions

1. Heat 1 tablespoon of the drained tomato oil with Italian seasoning and crushed chili pepper in a large nonstick skillet. Add chicken breasts to the skillet and cook on medium heat for 4-5 minutes on each side, until cooked. If chicken starts to brown too much, lower the heat. Remove chicken from the skillet, and set aside.

2. Prepare the sauce by combining basil pesto, cream, and chicken stock in a mixing cup or bowl; whisk until thoroughly combined and set aside.

3. Return the skillet to heat and stir in onion, garlic, and sun-dried tomato. If the skillet is dry, add a little more oil from the sun-dried tomatoes jar. Cook over medium-high heat for about 1 minute, or until just fragrant. Add bell peppers and continue cooking until slightly cooked but still crisp.

4. Add the prepared pesto sauce to the skillet and bring to a simmer. Slice chicken breasts into strips and return to the skillet and cook for 2 to 3 minutes, until heated through. Garnish with parmesan and basil, serve immediately on top of pasta, rice, zucchini noodles or bulgur.

 

Courtesy of eatwell101.

 

You can grow some of the ingredients in this recipe right from your AeroGarden with these Seed Pod Kits:

Bell Peppers

-- Sweet Bell Peppers Seed Pod Kit (Tall Garden Kit)

-- Jumbo Veggies Seed Pod Kit (Tall Garden Kit)

Basil

-- Pesto Basil Seed Pod Kit

-- International Basil Seed Pod Kit 

-- Asian Herbs Seed Pod Kit

-- Cocktail & Mocktail Herb Blend 

-- Pizza Herb Seed Pod Kit

-- Gourmet Herbs Seed Pod Kit 

-- Italian Herbs Seed Pod Kit

-- Traditional Medicinal Herbs Seed Pod Kit

-- Herb Lover's Seed Pod Kit

-- Salad Bar Seed Pod Kit (For Farm & Farm Plus Models)

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