Chicken Cutlets with Creamy Pesto Sauce

Chicken Cutlets with Creamy Pesto Sauce


  • 500g chicken breasts sliced horizontally
  • ¼ teaspoon salt, divided
  • ¼ teaspoon ground pepper, divided
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • ½ cup finely chopped red onion
  • ½ cup dry white wine
  • ½ cup cream (may also use cashew butter)
  • ¼ cup pesto
  • 1 medium plum tomato, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons chopped basil


  • Step 1
    Sprinkle chicken with pinch salt and a dash of pepper. Heat oil in a large frying pan over medium-high heat. Add the chicken and cook, turning once, until browned and cooked through about 6 minutes. Transfer to a plate.
  • Step 2
    Add onion to the pan. Cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Increase heat to high and add wine. Cook, scraping up any browned bits until the liquid is mostly evaporated, about 2 minutes. Reduce heat to medium and stir in cream or Cashew butter, any accumulated juices from the chicken and the salt and pepper; simmer for 2 minutes. Stir in pesto and tomatoes, then return the chicken to the pan. Turn to coat; cook until warmed through, about 1 minute. Divide the chicken and sauce among 4 plates. Sprinkle with basil.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Cutlet & 1/4 Cup Sauce Each Per Serving: 371 calories; protein 27.7g; carbohydrates 5.7g; dietary fiber 1g; sugars 3.1g; fat 23.7g; saturated fat 9.2g; cholesterol 116.7mg; vitamin a iu 1077.1IU; vitamin c 6.1mg; folate 25.2mcg; calcium 65.3mg; iron 0.9mg; magnesium 50.1mg; potassium 567.3mg; sodium 360.6mg; thiamin 0.2mg.