Perfect Pesto Chicken

Oooh pesto,. how I love thee. Easy and healthy and fast and fresh..you are the perfect addition to the middle of the week dinner for busy moms – and dads- alike.

This is a recipe I fall back on time and time again when I am just not inspired to create anything new with chicken breast.

 

Ingredients Needed:

1 clove of garlic
2 tbsp shredded fresh basil leaves
1 tbsp olive oil
6-7 almonds or pine nuts
1 tbsp freshly shredded Parmesan cheese
2 boneless and skinless chicken breasts

Kick the tires and light the fires to 350 degrees.

Assemble all of your ingredients in either a mortar and pestle or a food processor. The pesto can be crushed/diced either way. Purists will tell you a mortar and pestle is the only way to go. I used my mini food processor. Process it until it’s s mall chunks. Or a paste if you prefer but I find chunks give it a better texture.

One step, baby, and it’s ready. Things like this excite me beyond measure.

I don’t get out much.


Place your chicken into a baking dish.

Spread the pesto evenly on top of the chicken breasts, coating the tops completely.

Bake in the oven for 25-30 minutes, until the internal temperature of the chicken breasts reaches 165 degrees F at the minimum.

Happy creating!

The Kitchen Magpie

Perfect Pesto Chicken
Delicious pesto chicken, simple,fresh and easy.
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Recipe type: main course,chicken
Serves: 2
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Ingredients
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 2 tbsp shredded fresh basil leaves
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 6-7 almonds or pine nuts
  • 1 tbsp freshly shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 2 boneless and skinless chicken breasts
Instructions
  1. Kick the tires and light the fires to 350 degrees.
  2. Assemble all of your ingredients in either a mortar and pestle or a food processor. The pesto can be crushed/diced either way. Purists will tell you a mortar and pestle is the only way to go. I used my mini food processor. Process it until it’s s mall chunks. Or a paste if you prefer but I find chunks give it a better texture.
  3. Place your chicken into a baking dish.
  4. Spread the pesto evenly on top of the chicken breasts, coating the tops completely.
  5. Bake in the oven for 25-30 minutes, until the internal temperature of the chicken breasts reaches 165 degrees F at the minimum.

 

 

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