Classic, fresh-tasting pesto sauce originated in Italy and is a favorite on pasta and chicken dishes. Here it adds delicious flavor to a simple Alfredo sauce made with cream cheese.

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10 mins
15 mins
25 mins
4 servings


Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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  • Cook pasta as directed on package. Meanwhile, heat oil in large nonstick skillet on medium heat. Add chicken; cook and stir 7 min. or until cooked through.

  • Stir in milk and cream cheese spread; cook 3 min. or until cream cheese spread is completely melted and mixture is well blended. Add peppers, Parmesan cheese and pesto; stir. Cook 3 min. or until heated through, stirring occasionally.

  • Drain pasta. Add to cream cheese mixture; toss to coat.

Nutrition Facts

601 calories; protein 43.4g; carbohydrates 52.1g; fat 24.8g; cholesterol 122.3mg; sodium 555mg. Full Nutrition

Reviews (33)

Rating: 5 stars
This is soooooo delicious! The Philly melts well if you use the right level of heat. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
Sounded really good, but its pretty bland. Something needs to be added to it, so keep that in mind, I'm sure it could be made into something really good. PS - 125 grams is 1/2 cup :) Read More
Rating: 1 stars
I thought this recipe sounded really good! I'm not sure if I did something wrong but the cream cheese stayed chunky. My boyfriend asked if there was cottage cheese in it! Not very appealing... Will not make again! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
I made a few tweaks. I used olive oil for the chicken and I had a sun dried tomato and garlic pesto mix that I cooked the chicken in. I added onions to that. I only used 1 3/4c cup milk and added 1/4c sherry. Then instead of parmesan cheese I used 1/2c ahredded Italian cheese blend. My family loved it! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
We all enjoyed this one, I blended the milk,philly cheese,pesto and parmsian then added to the chicken Read More
Rating: 4 stars
This was very good but it could use a little more seasoning. I used half butter and half olive oil to cook the chicken and I seasoned the chicken with chicken fajita seasoning. I used one cup fat free half and half and one cup 2% milk. I didn't have any Parmesan cheese but I had a three cheese blend that has Parmesan, Romano and Asiago in it. I added a dash of garlic powder but I forgot to add salt and pepper and I think that that made the difference. I will most definitely be making this again. I served it with homemade whole wheat spaghetti. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
After reading a few reviews, I took the advice and came up with my own version. I used extra virgin olive oil, cut up partially frozen chicken it was easier to cut up this way. I added 4 cloves of crushed garlic, mushrooms (4-7 sliced), sea salt (a little goes a long way), sprinkle of Italian seasoning, and pepper. Cooked all of this on medium then low heat in one pan, drained the remaining olive oil and added cheese sauce with the chicken and mixed for about a minute just to warm the sauce and coat the chicken and mushrooms. Added the mixture to the already drained noodles. I used egg noodles by the way. Family loved it and it's now on my list of family favorites. To my plate, I dashed on some crushed red pepper for a little spice. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
My husband loved this! I did add a heavy sprinkle of garlic powder, salt and pepper. A smidge less milk and 2 tbs of butter. I kept it simple without the pesto and bell peppers, and seasoned the chicken with a little cajun powder. DELISH! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
My fiance and I just finished eating this and it was delicious! We took the suggestions below and added some chopped garlic. I am a picky eater and he will eat anything but is rarely impressed with what he eats and we both said we'd make this again. Read More