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Sun-dried Tomato Pesto Chicken with Asparagus - Family, Friends & Food with Jayne


Hi Everybody!

One of my favorite things when looking through recipes or cookbooks are entrees that take less than 30 minutes to make and serve. When I found one I’m all over it. Well I found one the other day that peaked my interest and when I made it the recipe was not only a WOW but is now on my list for top favorites especially if you love sundried tomatoes and basil pesto which I personally love to devour. So here is a great 30-minute meal that you and your family can enjoy and it’s great for those weeknight meals when you don’t have a lot of time.


Pesto Chicken with Veggies
Serves: 4
  • 2 T. Olive Oil
  • 1 lb. Boneless Skinless Chicken Thighs, sliced into strips
  • 1/3 Cup Bruschetta Sundried Tomato
  • 1 lb. Fresh Asparagus, ends trimmed and then cut in half
  • 1/4 Cup Basil Pesto
  • 1 Cup Grape or Cherry Tomatoes, halved
  1. Heat a large skillet on medium heat, add 2 tablespoons olive oil, add sliced chicken thighs. Season chicken generously with salt, add Bruschetta sundried tomatoes and cook everything on medium heat for 5 to 10 minutes, flipping a couple of times, until the chicken is completely cooked thorough and internal temperature of chicken reaches 165°F.
  2. Remove chicken from skillet temporarily.
  3. Add asparagus to skillet and cook on medium heat for 5 to 10 minutes until the asparagus is cooked through.
  4. Remove from skillet and keep warm.
  5. Add chicken back to the skillet and then add the basil pesto and mix together.
  6. Heat on low medium heat until chicken is reheated 1 or 2 minutes.
  7. Remove from heat and add the tomatoes and stir together.
  8. Place asparagus onto a serving plate with the chicken and you are ready to enjoy.


Just to add more excitement to this dish I added some flavored rice along with it and it pushed it over the edge! I know not only will I be saving myself some time with it being such an easy quick recipe but I am going to enjoy it several times because I love it!!

See you in a couple weeks, Enjoy!

Coborn’s, Inc. Merchandising Specialist Team Manager – Bakery & Deli

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