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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


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.

chicken pesto pasta

Chicken Pesto Pasta

Chicken Pesto Pasta

chicken pesto pasta recipe

Chicken pesto pasta is a very simple, delicious and nutritious dish that everyone loves to have in their daily meal once you taste it. The Crispy and delicious Chicken taste with pesto will add an yummy taste to it which you will definitely like.

The diet is full of nutrients and protiens as it consists of Chicken with Pesto, which is a classic Italian sauce made from basil,pine nuts, olive oil, garlic and hard cheese. The ingredients like basil and pine nuts each offer nutrient density,garlic offers compounds with potential health benefits, olive oil offers healthy fats. When coming to fresh pesto, it is made from a simple combination of ingredients and is considered as a total nourishing food. Basil and pine nuts each offer nutrient density, olive oil offers healthy fats and garlic offers compounds with potential health benefits. Pesto is high in fat and contains little fiber so better to use this tasty sauce in temperance.

It is very simple to make chicken pesto pasta and will not take much time, so lets see how to cook Chicken pesto pasta.A typical chicken pesto pasta recipe requires approximately 10 minutes for preparation and 20 minutes of cooking.

Following are the ingredients used in making Chicken pesto pasta :

  • 2/3 pieces boneless chicken breast
  • 350g dried penne pasta
  • 1cup of chopped onion
  • 1/2 package of dry pesto sauce mix
  • 1/2 tablespoon garlic salt
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 tablespoon red chili flakes (optional)
  • 1/2 to 3/4 cup pasta water
  • 1 tablespoon salt

How to make chicken pesto pasta


Cut into bite-size pieces. Boil the dry pasta in water with 1tablespoon of salt for about 10 minutes.

Heat olive oil in a saucepan and then add chopped onion to the pan and saute for 2-3 minutes and keep stirring until it looks reddish. Then mollify the chicken with 1/2 tablespoon of garlic salt and put chicken breasts pieces and fry until it gets cooked and looks lightly brown or golden brown.

After cooking the chicken for a couple of minutes, add in the pasta water and stir it for about 2-3 minutes. Then add pesto mix,with 2 tablespoon of olive oil. Finally add pasta with any other additions that you want such as cheese or red chili flakes.Serve the Chicken pesto pasta with slices of mozzarella and fresh basil . (Servings: 4 peoples)

Chicken Pesto Pasta

Chicken Pesto Pasta

Chicken pesto pasta is much healthier diet. You can get much calories and fat savings from using water instead of butter in the pesto mix. As per your taste, you can add vegetables, fresh spinach etc for making it more delicious and crispy.Chicken pesto pasta contains approx 10g of fat, with 2.5 g of saturated fat. Though fat is high in calories, there are many benefits of unsaturated fat such as reducing cholesterol and blood pressure levels. It is also rich in protein which is an crucial nutrient that supports the structure of your body’s cells and tissues.Chicken pesto pasta also contains several vitamins which is recommended to have in your daily diet for better health and body growth.

Chicken pesto pasta

So take the advantage of such a yummy, delicious and healthy food and keep yourself, your family and friends healthy.