All the flavors of Italian pesto (fresh basil, pine nuts, Parmesan, and garlic) in a simple creamy sauce. Also works well with thinly sliced pork tenderloin. Add a splash of milk or cream for a slightly thinner sauce. Serve over rice or pasta with extra Parmesan cheese to sprinkle on top.

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium heat, and cook the chicken for about 5 minutes, until lightly browned. Mix the garlic and sherry into the skillet. Cook and stir until all the liquid has been reduced and the chicken is no longer pink and juices run clear.

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  • Mix the pine nuts into the skillet, and cook 2 to 3 minutes over medium heat. Reduce the heat to low, and mix in the basil, sour cream, Parmesan cheese, and pepper. Continue cooking until heated through.

Nutrition Facts

311 calories; 17.9 g total fat; 86 mg cholesterol; 210 mg sodium. 7.7 g carbohydrates; 28.6 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (28)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
07/16/2005
Excellent recipe!!! My husband and I both loved it!!! I added some sun dried tomatos and didn't have sherry so I just used some red wine that I had instead. My husband and I both love garlic so I added extra. We're having it for dinner again tonight -second time this week! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
09/12/2005
My husband and I didn't particularly care for this at all. I am a big fan of pesto usually so I'm not sure what went wrong. Read More
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37 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 19
  • 4 star values: 11
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
07/16/2005
Excellent recipe!!! My husband and I both loved it!!! I added some sun dried tomatos and didn't have sherry so I just used some red wine that I had instead. My husband and I both love garlic so I added extra. We're having it for dinner again tonight -second time this week! Read More
(15)
Rating: 5 stars
07/16/2005
Excellent recipe!!! My husband and I both loved it!!! I added some sun dried tomatos and didn't have sherry so I just used some red wine that I had instead. My husband and I both love garlic so I added extra. We're having it for dinner again tonight -second time this week! Read More
(15)
Rating: 5 stars
10/05/2005
A very romantic dinner to eat with my new amazing girlfriend. "It made our day so much better " she says. Real quick easy great tasting chicken dish. Fantastic with pasta. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/07/2005
I love this recipe. It's easy and tasty. The only change I make is to add a little milk at the end to create a sauce. That way there is more to enjoy. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/22/2010
After reading the other reviews I used half and half instead of sour cream and had plenty of sauce. I put the basil pine nuts and 1/2 of the half and half in a food processor and it was wonderful. Would be plenty to put on pasta if desired. Salt was needed. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/01/2005
This was a great tasting and easy to prepare dish! I followed recipe exactly and it was very tasty. Perhaps the only thing I might do differently next time is make more of the sauce since there wasn't really enough sauce to add a little pasta to the dish. Thanks for the recipe Jodie4! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/16/2010
Good recipe and fairly healthy. I added cooked chopped asparagus at the end and it worked very well with the sauce and chicken. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/19/2010
This recipe tasted very good. Thank you very much for this recipe. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/05/2005
Delicious very easy weeknight meal. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/26/2009
Awesome taste and so easy to make Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
09/12/2005
My husband and I didn't particularly care for this at all. I am a big fan of pesto usually so I'm not sure what went wrong. Read More
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