Chicken with Pesto Polenta

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A melt-in-the-mouth chicken paired with creamy pesto polenta: what more could you ask for!


3 minutes

Prep time

14 minutes

Cook time

686 cal.

Per serving



Stovetop, Pot (small), Frying pan


Chicken breast

Step 1

Pat the chicken dry with a paper towel. Season all over with salt & pepper. Optional: for crispier chicken, coat the chicken in a bit of flour!

Step 2

Heat a drizzle of oil in a pan over medium-high heat. Sear the chicken 4-5 min per side, or until it's fully cooked. Remove from the heat & set aside.

Milk (whole)

Step 3

Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, simmer milk over low heat. Season with salt & pepper. Stir it all together.


Step 4

Just before the milk reaches a boil, stir in dry polenta. Continue mixing until it becomes thick & creamy.

Parmesan (grated)

Step 5

Once the polenta has thickened, add a dab of butter (optional) & grated parmesan. Mix well & set aside.


Step 6

Serve the polenta on a plate with a drizzle of pesto. Slice the chicken & arrange it on top of the polenta with a side of arugula. Top with grated parmesan & season to taste. Serve & enjoy!

Nutrition facts

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Energy686 cal.
Fat30 g
Carbohydrates55 g
Protein49 g
Fiber3 g

Values are based on an average estimate for one serving. All nutrition information presented on Jow is intended for informational purposes only. If you have any concerns or questions about your health, please consult with a health-care professional.

On average, one serving of the recipe "Chicken with Pesto Polenta" contains 686 Energy, 30 g of Fat, 55 g of Carbohydrates, 49 g of Protein, 3 g of Fiber.

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Chicken with Pesto Polenta