5 Ingredient Skillet Pesto Chicken + Asparagus
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One- Pan Skillet Dinner. Only 5 ingredients which can be found year round or customize to take advantage of seasonal produce. Ready in 20 mins
Recipe type: Easy
Cuisine: American
Serves: 4 servings
  • 1 lb. boneless skinless chicken breast (or thighs)
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil ( or avocado oil)
  • 1 lb. fresh asparagus, ends trimmed and cut into half or thirds
  • ¼ cup fresh prepared basil pesto* (more to taste)
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • Serve of rice, cauliflower rice, pasta, zoodles, quinoa or grain of your choice
  1. Cut chicken into bite size pieces and season with salt to taste.
  2. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add chicken and cook 2-3 min on each side. Add asparagus and pesto and cook for an additional 3-4 minutes until chicken is fully cooked. Add cherry tomatoes and cook for an additional 1-2 minutes until tomatoes become warm.
  3. Serve over rice, cauliflower rice, pasta, zoodles, quinoa or grain of your choice
* If you'd prefer, here is a recipe for homemade pesto
1 cups fresh basil leaves (no stems)
1 tablespoons pine nuts or walnuts
1 large clove garlic
¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil
¼ cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
In a food processor, combine basil leaves, pine nuts and garlic until finely minced. Add oil slowly while processor is running and continue processing . Add cheese and process just long enough to combine.

** You may want to add extra pesto or a drizzle of olive oil if you are serving over pasta, rice, grains.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: ¼ of recipe Calories: 227 Fat: 10.1 g Saturated fat: 1.8 g Carbohydrates: 5.5 g Sugar: 1.5 g Sodium: 95.5 g Fiber: 2.0 g Protein: 28.4 g Cholesterol: 71.7 mg
Recipe by Simple Healthy Kitchen at https://www.simplehealthykitchen.com/5-ingredient-skillet-pesto-chicken-asparagus/