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Chicken Pesto Bake

chicken pesto bake

Recipe and photo from Gina Homolka at skinnytaste.com; adjustments made for Intervale Food Hub members

Ingredients:

  • 2 (16 oz total) boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • kosher salt, fresh pepper, and garlic powder to taste
  • 4 teaspoons basil pesto
  • 1 medium tomatoes, sliced thin
  • 6 tbsp (1.5 oz) shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 2 teaspoons grated Parmesan cheese

Directions:

  1. Wash chicken and dry with a paper towel. Slice chicken breast horizontally to create 4 thinner cutlets. Season lightly with salt, fresh pepper, and garlic powder.
  2. Preheat the oven to 400° F. Line baking sheet with foil or parchment if desired for easy clean-up.
  3. Place the chicken on prepared baking sheet. Spread about 1 teaspoon of pesto over each piece of chicken.
  4. Bake for 15 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink in center. Remove from oven; top with tomatoes, mozzarella and Parmesan cheese. Bake for an additional 3 to 5 minutes or until cheese is melted.
  5. To Grill: Grill chicken over medium flame on both sides until cooked through in the center.  Lower flame, top chicken with pesto, tomatoes and cheese, and close grill until cheese melts.