Saturday, June 19, 2010

Baked Pesto Chicken

Pesto is one of the BEST things I've recently "discovered" with wonderful flavor, amazing versatility, and it tastes great any time! As a topping for chicken it will change your world - PLUS it is SO easy, it won't be a big deal to make on a weeknight.

Here's what you'll need:

4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
2 c. of basil pesto (I like Classico Traditional Basil Pesto®)
1.5 c. mozzarella cheese (or any Italian blend)
Black Pepper

Preheat oven to 400°F

Place 2 tablespoons of basil pesto on the bottom of a 8x8 ceramic rectangular dish. Lightly salt and pepper both sides of chicken and place in the dish. Top chicken with the remaining basil pesto. 

Cover loosely with aluminum foil.

Bake for 30 minutes.

Remove aluminum foil, top chicken with cheese and bake for 5 more minutes uncovered.

Remove from oven & enjoy!

P.S. This goes GREAT with ciabetta bread as a sandwich leftover!

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