Creamy Pesto Chicken Skillet

Dinner is going to be delicious with this Creamy Pesto Chicken Skillet. Full of robust flavors and mixed with delicate angel hair pasta and perfectly browned chicken, you are going to love every creamy bite.

Author: Shannon Johanson
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 5
creamy pesto chicken
3.5 from 18 votes


  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 1/3 cup bread crumbs
  • 1 tbsp garlic salt
  • 5 boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • 8oz angel hair pasta, cooked
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 1/4 cup pesto sauce
  • 1/2 cup fresh grated parmesan cheese
  • fresh basil for garnish


  1. Cook pasta according to package directions. 

  2. In a large ziplock back add bread crumbs, flour, garlic salt and chicken. Toss chicken to fully coat.

  3. In a heavy skillet heat olive oil over medium high heat. Add chicken and cook 7 minutes a side, or until golden brown. Remove chicken from skillet and set aside.

  4. In same skillet melt butter and add garlic and pesto sauce, stirring continually for 1 minute. Pour in milk and cook until hot, reduce heat and add parmesan cheese and pasta. Stir to combine well. 

  5. Add chicken back to the skillet and garnish with fresh basil and more parmesan if desired. Serve warm. 

Nutrition per serving

Calories: 439kcal
Fat: 25g
Saturated fat: 9g
Cholesterol: 139mg
Sodium: 1860mg
Potassium: 441mg
Carbohydrates: 18g
Sugar: 5g
Protein: 31g
Vitamin A: 665%
Vitamin C: 0.5%
Calcium: 267%
Iron: 1.8%
Keyword: pasta, Week Night Dinner
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