Baked Pesto Chicken Recipe: Looking for healthy meal options? Want to lower your carb intake? How about something to prep for lunches all week? Well we’ve tried a recipe that answers YES to all of the above.
2 cups basil
1/4 cup pine nuts
1 cloves garlic
3/4 cup olive oil
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
Zest and juice from half lemon
Salt and pepper to taste
In food processor combine basil, pine nuts and garlic. Pulse until coarsely chopped. Then add in your favorite olive oil, lemon juice, lemon zest and process until smooth. Season with salt and pepper. Mix in cheese. If you don’t have time to make pesto, store bought will do.
6 boneless and skinless chicken breasts, salt and ground black pepper for seasoning chicken. Trim off visible fat and tendons from chicken pieces, then cut each chicken breast lengthwise into 2 or 3 pieces.
Preheat oven to 375F. Spray a 9″ x 12″ baking dish with non-stick spray, spread 1/2 cup basil pesto over the bottom of the dish. Lay chicken strips over the pesto, then spread 1/2 cup more basil pesto over the chicken.
Cover with aluminum foil and bake the chicken for 30-35 minutes, until chicken is cooked through. Serve hot.
It may not look appealing but it tastes great and I will be making this recipe again. What should I make next? Leave me a comment below.
We found the original recipe at Kalyns Kitchen.