Monday, April 8, 2013

Easy Baked Pesto Chicken

This could not be easier and was totally delicious.  It is a Phase 1 recipe for South Beach Dieters, but I served it with some whole wheat pasta and pasta sauce so it became a phase 2 meal.  We both liked it and so did Bill's sisters who were were having over that night.  I used store bought Pesto (making it super easy) but you could make your own.

Easy Baked Pesto Chicken
From: Kalyn's Kitchen
Prep Time: 5 min
Cook Time: 35 min

4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (I ended up using tenders instead)
salt and fresh ground black pepper
1/2 cup basil pesto (homemade or store bought)
1/2 cup grated mozzarella cheese

1. Preheat oven to 375.  Trim fat from chicken pieces then cut each chicken breast lengthwise into 2 or 3 pieces (or just use tenders).

2. Spray 9x13 pan with non-stick spray then spread 1/4 cup basil pesto over the bottom of the dish.

3. Lay chicken strips over the pesto, then spread 1/4 cup more basil pesto over the chicken.

4. Cover dish with aluminum foil and bake chicken for 25 minutes.

5.  Remove foil and sprinkle chicken with 1/2 cup grated mozzarella cheese and let cook 5-10 minutes more (until cheese is melted).  Serve hot.

No comments:


Related Posts with Thumbnails