Chicken Breasts in Pancetta Cream with Peas

By Renee's Kitchen Adventures

Published 03/27/2014

Chicken Breasts in Pancetta Cream with Peas


  • 1 TBS olive oil
  • 1 1/2 ounces of chopped pancetta ( I purchased mine already chopped)
  • 4 (6 ounce) skinless, boneless chicken breasts
  • salt and pepper, to your liking
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/2 cup white wine (whatever you like to drink is fine)
  • 1 cup low salt, fat free chicken broth
  • 2 TBS reduced fat cream cheese, at room temperature, cubed
  • 2 TBS water
  • 2 tsp. all purpose flour
  • 1 cup frozen green peas, thawed


  1. Heat a large skillet over med-high heat. Add the olive oil and let heat up until it starts to shimmer. Add in the pancetta and cook until crispy. Remove the pancetta to a paper towel lined plate and set aside.
  2. Season the chicken breasts with salt and pepper and the garlic powder. Add to the hot pan and saute for about 4 minutes on each side. (Chicken does not have to be cooked through at this point) Remove chicken from pan and set aside.
  3. Add the wine to the skillet. Bring to a boil scraping the brown bits up from the bottom. Cook until the liquid is almost all evaporated. Return the chicken to the pan and then the add the chicken broth. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium, cover, and allow chicken to cook through. (about 6 minutes) Remove chicken from pan again and set aside.
  4. Add the cubed reduced fat cream cheese to the pan and whisk in to combine with the liquid and allow the cheese to melt. In a small bowl, combine the flour and water and whisk together. Add the flour mixture to the pan with the cheese and whisk in. Bring to a boil and cook for 2 minutes. Add in the reserved pancetta and peas and cook until warmed through. Add the chicken back to the pan and cover with sauce.

Yield: 4 servings (I breast with approx. 2 TBS sauce)

Prep Time: 00 hrs. 10 mins.

Cook time: 00 hrs. 25 mins.

Total time: 35 mins.

Tags: chicken, dinner, peas, pancetta

Servings - 4   Serving size - 1 breast with approx. 2 TBS. sauce   Points Plus per serving - 9 P+

Calories - 387,   Total Fat - 17.9g,   Carb. - 7.7g,   Protein - 42g,   Fiber - 1.6g