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
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Recipe type: Easy
Cuisine: American
Serves: 4 servings
Ingredients
  • 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
Instructions
  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
Notes
* 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/