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Perfect Pesto Chicken

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Perfect Pesto Chicken is fast, healthy, low calorie, low fat, and easy.

Did I also mention fast?

This is a perfect Mom-on-the-go recipe. It contains only a few ingredients that most households already have on hand, using chicken breast for a healthy, packed with protein choice, and a short cooking time.

The recipe below serves two, adjust accordingly for the number of people you are serving.

Perfect Pesto Chicken
(A Kitchen Magpie original recipe from http://kitchenmagpie.com)

Ingredients Needed:

1 clove of garlic
2 tbsp shredded fresh basil leaves
1 tbsp olive oil

6-7 almonds or pine nuts
1 tbsp freshly shredded Parmesan cheese
2 boneless and skinless chicken breasts

Kick the tires and light the fires to 350 degrees.

Directions:

1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees, just in case you didn’t get my kick the tires reference above.
2. Assemble all of your ingredients in either a mortar and pestle or a food processor. The pesto can be crushed/diced either way. Purists will tell you a mortar and pestle is the only way to go. I used my mini food processor. Process it until it’s small chunks.
3.Place your chicken into a baking dish.
4. Spread the pesto evenly on top of the chicken breasts, coating the tops completely.
5.Bake in the oven for 25-30 minutes, until the inernal temperature of the chicken breasts reaches 165 degrees F at the minimum.
6. Enjoy!

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