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Skillet Creamy Pesto Chicken Caprese

An image of prepared Skillet Creamy Pesto Chicken Caprese made with chicken, tomatoes, Prego® Creamy Parmesan Pesto Sauce, spinach, mozzarella and Parmesan cheese.
  • prep time: 10 min
  • total time: 40 min
  • serves: 6 people
  • calories: 335 1 serving

We love a one-dish chicken skillet and this one is fantastic!  Skillet Creamy Pesto Chicken Caprese has 7 ingredients, most of which you probably have on hand and cooks in 30 minutes.  And, it's Caprese- tomatoes, mozzarella and a creamy Parmesan pesto sauce that brings the basil, but in the best way, as a creamy flavorful sauce.  Just saute chicken breasts and cherry tomatoes, then add the sauce and some spinach and simmer.  Top with mozzarella cheese and garnish with Parmesan and fresh basil.  It's keto-friendly as is, or you can serve with pasta or soak up the sauce with crusty bread.


  • 1 1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breast (6 small or 3 large cut in half lengthwise for thinner pieces)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil (amount divided in recipe steps below)
  • 12 ounces cherry tomatoes
  • 1 jar (14.5 ounces) Prego® Creamy Parmesan Pesto Sauce
  • 4 ounces baby spinach (about 4 cups)
  • 4 ounces fresh whole milk mozzarella cheese, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons sliced or chopped fresh basil leaves


  • Tips

    • To brown the mozzarella cheese topping, broil for 3 minutes (must use an oven-safe skillet).
  • Step 1

    Season the chicken with salt and pepper.  Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a 12-inch skillet over medium-high heat.  Add the chicken and cook for 6 minutes or until well browned on both sides (make sure that the skillet is hot before adding the chicken to prevent sticking).  Remove the chicken from the skillet.

  • Step 2

    Reduce the heat to medium.  Add the remaining 1 tablespoon oil and tomatoes.  Cook for 5 minutes or until the tomatoes soften and begin to blister.  Season with salt and pepper.

  • Step 3

    Add the sauce and heat to a boil, stirring to scrape up the browned bits from the bottom of the skillet.  Add the spinach and cook until wilted.

  • Step 4

    Return the chicken to the skillet and cook until done.  Top with the mozzarella cheese.  Cover and cook until melted.  Sprinkle with the Parmesan cheese and fresh basil before serving and serve with hot cooked pasta, if desired.

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Calories 335
Total Fat 18 g
Sat. Fat 6.9 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 118 mg
Sodium 671 mg
Total Carb 6 g
Dietary Fiber 1 g
Sugar 2 g
Protein 34 g
Vitamin D 1 %DV
Calcium 17 %DV
Iron 10 %DV
Potassium 10 %DV

This nutritional information refers to each serving of the entire recipe and not just the products used as ingredients.