Pesto Chicken

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.
Ingredients :

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

Method

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.

Pesto Chicken
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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