Pressure Cooker Pesto Chicken with Peas

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Rated 5.0 based on 5 customer reviews
Pressure Cooker Pesto Chicken with Peas
Pressure Cooker Pesto Chicken with Peas


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Mealthy Tip

This recipe calls for prepared pesto, but you can also easily make your own homemade pesto at home. Simply combine fresh basil, garlic, pine nuts and Parmesan in the bowl of a food processor and season with salt and pepper. With the motor running, add olive oil in a slow stream until you've reached desired consistency.

For more pressure cooker recipes using chicken, try:

Pressure Cooker Chicken Cacciatore

Pressure Cooker Creamy Chicken Pesto Pasta

Pressure Cooker Chicken with Tomatoes and Olives

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 561 calories; 28g fat; 10.0g carbohydrates; 63g protein; 166mg cholesterol; 925mg sodium.

Full nutrition

Nutrition Facts

Serving Per Container 8

Amount Per Serving
Calories 561 Calories from Fat250
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 28g 43%
Saturated Fat6g 31%
Trans Fat0.1g
Polyunsaturated Fat5.1g
Monounsaturated Fat13.9g
Cholesterol 166mg 55%
Sodium 925mg 39%
Total Carbohydrate 10.0g 3%
Dietary Fiber2g 8%
Protein 63g
Vitamin A25% Vitamin C8%
Calcium10% Iron18%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Calories: 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less than 65g 80g
Saturated Fat Less than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg 300 mg
Sodium Less than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate 300g 375g
Dietary Fiber 25g 30g

Calories per gram:

Fat 9 • Carbohydrate 4 • Protein 4


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Randall Hauk says:

I tend to not "pound" and instead butterfly in these situations, so take that as you will. Love pesto. Love peas. No surprise this turned out so well for us. I'm going to try it with a pesto featuring a bit of mint or something, because I love how mint and peas work together, but basil pesto is great too. Try this!

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Aja A says:

This has to be one of my favorite skeptical-but-so-darn-tasty recipes I have made in a while. What surprised me was how much I actually (now) like peas after hating them for years. The pesto added had them tasting kind of like mint, which was interesting, but I loved it. Chicken was moist and very flavorful. And hey, with the small amount of white wine needed in the recipe, that just meant more to enjoy in glasses! My friends loved this one as did I. Will make this again.

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Sam Dalton says:

This chicken turned out very moist and delicious. I also really liked the sweet peas. I ate them a lot growing up and always loved them. Not sure why I don't make them more. I served this dish with a side of mashed potatoes, it was very good all together.

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Greg Jones says:

This pesto chicken is really good. I actually prepared ahead of time for my meal prep. I used boneless chicken thighs instead of chicken breasts, and it was delicious. Lots of good flavor and quick and easy cleanup.

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Alex Cabral says:

I used a homemade, classic basil pesto for this recipe and it was fantastic. I didn't have tooth picks or wooden skewers to fasten, so I wrapped kitchen twine three times around instead and they held up nicely. Perfection!