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Pesto Chicken


Pesto Chicken

Pesto Chicken



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A very light dish which is full of basil's magical flavor. Chicken fillets coated in pesto sauce and baked with tomato rounds and mozzarella cheese.


  • For the pesto sauce:

    1/2 cup olive oil

    1/2 tsp garlic paste

    2 1/2 cups fresh basil leaves

    2 Tbsp Parmesan cheese

    1 big Tbsp pine nuts

    1 big Tbsp butter

    Salt and pepper

    For the chicken:

    4 fillets chicken breast or thigh

    Lemon juice

    Salt, to taste

    Pesto sauce

    Tomatoes, sliced round

    Mozarella cheese


For the pesto sauce:

Blend all ingredients together.

Start with pine nuts and garlic. Then add basil and olive oil.

Blend and add pepper & salt. Lastly add butter and Parmesan and give a final blend.

For the chicken:

Take the chicken fillets and beat them flat with a mallet and marinate it in some lemon juice and salt. (5 minutes)

Now coat the chicken fillets with pesto sauce.

Turn onto baking dish and bake at 190 degrees for 25 minutes approximately or till cooked.

Add tomato rounds and grated mozzarella and bake for 10 more minutes or till the cheese melts.


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Key Ingredients: Chicken, olive oil, garlic, basil, parmesan cheese, butter, salt, black pepper, pine nuts, lemon juice, tomato, mozzarella cheese