Pesto Chicken Recipe

 
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Pesto Chicken
  • Chef: Divya Burman
  • Recipe Servings: 4
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  • Difficulty Level: Easy

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.

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

  • 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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