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Pesto Chicken & Asparagus

With only five ingredients I can put a beautiful meal on the table for family or guests in very little time. I use store-bought pesto, which makes preparation quick and easy. This is a one-skillet dish, and it's also the only way I can get my 3-year-old son to eat asparagus. —Brooke Icenhour, Easley, South Carolina
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 pound fresh asparagus, trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup prepared pesto
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • Hot cooked couscous

Directions

  • In a large skillet, saute chicken in oil until no longer pink. Remove and set aside. In the same skillet, saute asparagus until crisp-tender. Stir in the cream, pesto and pepper until blended. Return chicken to the pan; heat through. Serve with couscous.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup (calculated without couscous): 525 calories, 42g fat (19g saturated fat), 154mg cholesterol, 321mg sodium, 6g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 2g fiber), 31g protein.

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