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Tuscan Chicken Simmer

Tuscan Chicken Simmer

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Philadelphia Cream Cheese

Chicken breasts are simmered in a creamy, basil-pesto sauce with cherry tomatoes in this quick and delicious Tuscan-inspired dinner.

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Nutrition

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  • Calories:
  • 317 kcal
  • 16%
  • Fat:
  • 17.3 g
  • 27%
  • Carbs:
  • 6.7g
  • 2%
  • Protein:
  • 31.8 g
  • 64%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 86 mg
  • 29%
  • Sodium:
  • 410 mg
  • 16%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. Heat large nonstick skillet sprayed with cooking spray on medium-high heat. Add chicken; cover skillet with lid. Cook 5 to 7 min. on each side or until chicken is cooked through (170 degrees F). Remove chicken from skillet; keep warm.
  2. Reduce heat to medium. Add cream cheese spread, water, pesto and tomatoes to skillet. Cook, uncovered, 2 min. or until heated through, stirring occasionally.
  3. Return chicken to skillet. Cook and stir 1 min. or until chicken is coated and heated through. Sprinkle with shredded cheese.
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Reviews

bergerdeluxe
10
10/11/2010

My husband loved this! I sauteed the chicken in garlic and olive oil and used the 1/3 fat cream cheese which tasted great. I also served it with spaghetti squash which complimented the chicken fabulously. I omitted the grated cheese at the end because I felt it would have made it too heavy. Glad I did, this recipe was a home run without it!

Special K
9
12/7/2010

I made this exactly as is, and it's pretty good. I was a little skeptical about the lack of garlic, but it turned out all right. We served it over spaghetti because I didn't realize we were out of fettuccine. (Fettuccine next time for sure.) It's a great base recipe- you can add pretty much anything you want to it. (Asparagus?) The only thing that we're a little iffy on is the chicken. It was kind of bland, a little tough... I think the dish could stand on its own without the meat, or maybe tossing in some scallops or shrimp. If I did do that, I would probably add some chicken stock or granules to keep the flavor I would lose by not having the chicken drippings.

wynter
6
12/6/2010

as another said, a very good base recipe to build off of. I used canned chicken and mixed it all, served over whole wheat pasta. agreed with another reviewer by omitting the shredded cheese, as it was way cheesie enough without it. need a little pepper