LEAN AND GREEN CHICKEN CUTLETS WITH CREAMY PESTO SAUCE
Preparation Time: 20 mins
Total Time: 20 mins
Yield: 4 servings
- 1 pound chicken cutlets
- ¼ teaspoon salt, divided
- ¼ teaspoon ground pepper, divided
- 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
- ½ cup finely chopped red onion
- ½ cup dry white wine
- ½ cup heavy cream
- ¼ cup pesto
- 1 medium plum tomato, chopped
- 2 tablespoons chopped basil
INSTRUCTIONS FOR LEAN AND GREEN CHICKEN CUTLETS WITH CREAMY PESTO SAUCE
- Season the Chicken Cutlets:
- Start by seasoning your chicken cutlets with 1/8 teaspoon of salt and 1/8 teaspoon of pepper. This will add a burst of flavor to your dish.
- Sear the Chicken:
- In a large skillet, heat the extra-virgin olive oil over medium-high heat. Once the oil is hot, add the chicken cutlets and cook, turning them once, until they are beautifully browned and cooked through. This should take about 6 minutes. Once done, transfer them to a plate.
- Sauté the Red Onion:
- In the same skillet, add the finely chopped red onion and cook for 1 minute. The aroma of sautéed onions is irresistible and will start filling your kitchen!
- Deglaze with White Wine:
- Turn up the heat to high and pour in the dry white wine. Cook while scraping up any browned bits from the bottom of the skillet. The wine will infuse the dish with a delightful flavor. Let it simmer until most of the liquid has evaporated, which takes about 2 minutes.
- Add Cream and Seasoning:
- Reduce the heat to medium and stir in the heavy cream, any accumulated chicken juices, and the remaining 1/8 teaspoon each of salt and pepper. Let this creamy mixture simmer for 2 minutes, allowing the flavors to meld together.
- Incorporate the Pesto and Tomatoes:
- Stir in the pesto for that classic Italian basil and garlic goodness. Then, add the chopped tomatoes, bringing a fresh and juicy element to the dish. This combination is pure heaven.
- Reunite Chicken and Sauce:
- Return the chicken cutlets to the skillet, ensuring they are fully coated in the creamy pesto sauce. Cook until the chicken is warmed through, which takes about 1 more minute.
- Serve and Garnish:
- It’s time to plate your Creamy Pesto Chicken Cutlets! Divide the chicken and sauce among 4 plates, and don’t forget to sprinkle them with the fresh, aromatic basil. It not only adds a pop of color but also a burst of fragrance.
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Andrea Argy is a Michigan State University graduate with over 20 years of experience in corporate America. Today, she is a Manifestation, Mentor, and Weight Loss Coach, breaking conventional norms by leaving her office life behind to travel full-time across the United States in an RV. Her mission is to help others achieve mental and physical wellness, empowering them to manifest their dreams and create healthier lives.