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Perfect Pesto Chicken
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!

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Perfect Pesto Chicken

Delicious pesto chicken, simple, fresh and easy.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time
5 minutes
Cook Time
30 minutes
Total Time
35 minutes
Course
Dinner
Cuisine
American
Servings
2
Calories
286
Author
Karlynn Johnston

Ingredients

  • 1 clove 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, 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 small 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 Fahrenheit at the minimum.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 286kcal, Carbohydrates: 1g, Protein: 37g, Fat: 13g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Cholesterol: 111mg, Sodium: 236mg, Potassium: 650mg, Vitamin A: 190IU, Vitamin C: 3mg, Calcium: 44mg, Iron: 0.7mg

All calories and info are based on a third party calculator and are only an estimate. Actual nutritional info will vary with brands used, your measuring methods, portion sizes and more.

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Karlynn Johnston

I’m a busy mom of two, wife & cookbook author who loves creating fast, fresh meals for my little family on the prairies. Karlynn Facts: I'm allergic to broccoli. I've never met a cocktail that I didn't like. I would rather burn down my house than clean it. Most of all, I love helping YOU get dinner ready because there's nothing more important than connecting with our loved ones around the dinner table!

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  1. Liv says

    Wow…those photos are drool-worthy. I am definitely making that!

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