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Baked Pesto Chicken

Posted By Faithful Foodie On September 21, 2010 @ 11:38 AM In Chicken,Main Dish | 4 Comments

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Baked Pesto Chicken

This is a very flavorful and easy 3 ingredient recipe!! It’s another one that I found at Kalyn’s Kitchen and did not adapt it at all. It makes a fabulously tasty sauce as it cooks, too! I served it with steamed broccoli and mushroom stuffed tortellini over which I drizzled the pan juices. If you don’t have fresh basil and don’t want to take the time to make your own pesto simply buy a jar of already made. If you have the fresh basil and want to make your own check out this recipe for pesto [3].

Ingredients

4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1/2 C. basil pesto
1/2 C. shredded, low-fat mozzarella cheese
salt & pepper to taste

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
2. Cut each chicken breast length-wise into 2 or 3 strips depending on the size of the breast.
3. Spray a 9 X 13 inch pan with non-stick spray and then spread 1/4 C. of pesto over the bottom of the pan.
4. Lay the chicken strips over the pesto, and spread 1/4 C. of pesto over the chicken.

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Ready to cover and put in the oven

5. Cover the pan with aluminum foil and bake the chicken for 25-30 minutes, until the chicken is barely firm and cooked through.
6. Remove the foil and sprinkle the cheese over the chicken strips. Bake for 5 minutes. Then turn the broiler on and broil for 5 minutes to brown the cheese.
Serves 4


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[3] Kalyn’s Kitchen and did not adapt it at all. It makes a fabulously tasty sauce as it cooks, too! I served it with steamed broccoli and mushroom stuffed tortellini over which I drizzled the pan juices. If you don’t have fresh basil and don’t want to take the time to make your own pesto simply buy a jar of already made. If you have the fresh basil and want to make your own check out this recipe for pesto: http://KalynsKitchen.com

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