Indulge in the culinary symphony of Creamy Pesto Chicken with Roasted Tomatoes, a dish that marries the rich and vibrant flavors of Italy with a creamy, savory twist. This recipe transforms simple ingredients into a delightfully delicious and satisfying experience. The tender chicken, roasted tomatoes, and creamy pesto sauce come together to create a masterpiece of taste and texture. As we embark on this culinary journey, we've crafted a structured format with the key ingredients and clear, step-by-step instructions to help you recreate this savory masterpiece in your own kitchen. Let's get started!


- 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts

- 1 cup cherry tomatoes

- 1/2 cup basil pesto sauce

- 1/2 cup heavy cream

- 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

- 2 tablespoons olive oil

- Salt and pepper to taste

- Fresh basil leaves for garnish (optional)


1. Preheat the Oven: Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).

2. Prepare the Chicken: Season the chicken breasts with salt and pepper on both sides. Heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil in an oven-safe skillet over medium-high heat. Once the oil is hot, add the chicken and cook for about 2-3 minutes on each side or until they're browned.

3. Roast the Tomatoes: Add the cherry tomatoes to the skillet with the chicken. Transfer the skillet to the preheated oven and roast for about 15-20 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through and the tomatoes are roasted and slightly caramelized.

4. Make the Creamy Pesto Sauce: In a separate saucepan, combine the basil pesto sauce and heavy cream over low heat. Stir until the mixture is well combined and heated through.

5. Combine and Simmer: Pour the creamy pesto sauce over the chicken and tomatoes in the skillet. Sprinkle the grated Parmesan cheese over the top. Simmer for a few minutes until the sauce thickens and everything is heated through.

6. Serve: Garnish with fresh basil leaves if desired. Serve the Creamy Pesto Chicken with Roasted Tomatoes hot.


1. Sear the chicken breasts for a golden-brown crust before roasting.

2. Use quality basil pesto sauce and fresh cherry tomatoes for rich flavors.

3. Gradually add and stir in heavy cream for a smooth, creamy consistency.

4. Simmer, don't boil, the creamy pesto sauce for perfect thickness.

5. Garnish with fresh basil leaves for an elegant finishing touch.

Nutrition Value

Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breasts (4 breasts):

- Calories: Approximately 120-160 calories per breast (varies based on size)

- Protein: Approximately 24-32 grams per breast

- Fat: Approximately 1-5 grams per breast (varies based on cooking method)

- No carbohydrates

- Minimal sodium, typically less than 100 mg per breast

Cherry Tomatoes (1 cup):

- Calories: Approximately 27 calories per cup

- Carbohydrates: Approximately 6 grams per cup

- Protein: Approximately 1 gram per cup

- Fat: Approximately 0.3 grams per cup

- Sodium: Approximately 6 milligrams per cup

Basil Pesto Sauce (1/2 cup):

- Calories: Approximately 300-400 calories for 1/2 cup (varies based on brand and recipe)

- Carbohydrates: Approximately 2-4 grams per 1/2 cup

- Protein: Approximately 4-6 grams per 1/2 cup

- Fat: Approximately 30-40 grams per 1/2 cup

- Sodium: Approximately 600-800 milligrams per 1/2 cup (varies based on brand and recipe)

Heavy Cream (1/2 cup):

- Calories: Approximately 400-500 calories for 1/2 cup

- Carbohydrates: Approximately 3-5 grams per 1/2 cup

- Protein: Approximately 2-3 grams per 1/2 cup

- Fat: Approximately 40-50 grams per 1/2 cup

- Sodium: Approximately 40-60 milligrams per 1/2 cup

Grated Parmesan Cheese (1/4 cup):

- Calories: Approximately 110-120 calories for 1/4 cup

- Carbohydrates: Approximately 2-3 grams per 1/4 cup

- Protein: Approximately 10-12 grams per 1/4 cup

- Fat: Approximately 7-9 grams per 1/4 cup

- Sodium: Approximately 350-400 milligrams per 1/4 cup

Olive Oil (2 tablespoons):

- Calories: Approximately 240 calories for 2 tablespoons

- No carbohydrates

- No protein

- Fat: Approximately 28 grams for 2 tablespoons

- No sodium

Salt and Pepper:

- Provide no significant calories, carbohydrates, protein, or fat.

- Sodium intake varies based on the amount used. Use salt and pepper to taste.

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