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One Skillet Chicken Pesto {Gluten Free}

skillet chicken pesto, one dish dinner

One Skillet Chicken Pesto {Gluten Free}

If you’re looking for a quick and easy weeknight dinner meal that is affordable, our one skillet chicken pesto dinner is the perfect weeknight meal when you’re running around with school, sports, work, you name it! Especially if you take a couple of shortcuts + get some of these ingredients pre-made at the stores!

You can either use a whole chicken that you’ve cooked in the crockpot on the side or you can pick up a whole rotisserie chicken at the store! I usually get the one without any flavor to minimize the yucky ingredients. It should say chicken, salt, water – basically.

I also bought Whole Foods pre-made pesto! It’s prepared by Severino Pasta Company! This brand I found in the frozen section actually at a local Whole Foods 365 store. I freakin’ LOVE this one because they use sheep milk/goat milk cheese in it (which is more easily digestable!). If you can’t find it, you can opt for a pesto on the shelf (there may be some ingredients that are still blah) or you can make it homemade!

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Chicken Pesto


One Skillet Chicken Pesto

Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time25 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
Servings: 5 Servings


  • 1 Rotisserie Chicken Cooked
  • 2 Tbsp Avocado Oil
  • 4 Tbsp Pesto I used Whole Foods pre-made one!
  • 2 Sweet Potatoes Peeled, Chopped
  • 4 Swiss Chard Leaves Large, Chopped
  • 3 Garlic Cloves Chopped
  • 1 Red Onion Small, Chopped
  • Sunflower Seeds (Optional!)


  • Heat avocado oil up in skillet over medium heat. Add in the onions, garlic, and sweet potatoes. Cook the sweet potatoes until they are soft.
  • Add in the swiss chard and chicken and mix well!
  • Once everything in the skillet is heated up well and soft to cut, add in the pesto and mix well!
  • Take it off heat + enjoy! Top with optional sunflower seeds!

Explore some of our other recipes which include: Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies, Peppermint Tea Mocha Latte, healthy fat fudge, instant pot stew, and Chimichurri Chicken Skillet

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Lahana Vigliano

Lahana Vigliano is a Certified Clinical Nutritionist and CEO of Nuvitru Wellness. She has her Bachelor's Degree in Nutrition Science and Masters Degree in Nutrition Science and Functional Medicine. She is currently pursuing her doctorate degree in Clinical Nutrition. Lahana and her team help support women who struggle with weight loss, hormonal imbalances, digestive issues, chronic fatigue, and many other lingering issues that leaves women not feeling their best. She uses food as medicine, as well as herbs and supplements when needed, to support her clients. She looks at the whole body holistically making sure women are understanding how nutrition, sleep, stress, and their environment impact their health. Connect with her on Facebook + Instagram (@nuvitruwellness).