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Pesto Chicken Recipe

Pesto Chicken

About Pesto Chicken: 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.

  • Total Cook Time1 hr
  • Prep Time 10 mins
  • Cook Time 50 mins
  • Recipe Servings4
  • Easy

Ingredients of Pesto Chicken

  • 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

How to Make Pesto Chicken

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For the pesto sauce:

1.
Blend all ingredients together.
2.
Start with pine nuts and garlic. Then add basil and olive oil.
3.
Blend and add pepper & salt. Lastly add butter and Parmesan and give a final blend.

For the chicken:

1.
Take the chicken fillets and beat them flat with a mallet and marinate it in some lemon juice and salt. (5 minutes)
2.
Now coat the chicken fillets with pesto sauce.
3.
Turn onto baking dish and bake at 190 degrees for 25 minutes approximately or till cooked.
4.
Add tomato rounds and grated mozzarella and bake for 10 more minutes or till the cheese melts.
5.
Serve.
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