Monday, March 19, 2012

Pesto Chicken

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So I stumbled upon this SUPER easy/healthy recipe on where else but Pinterest. We've made it three times already because it takes minimal effort, tastes great and doesn't make me feel guilty afterwards! You can find the original recipe on Kalyn's Kitchen but since I've been practicing with my camera I figured I would share my experience making this recipe here.

Pesto Chicken Bake

You'll Need: 
Boneless, skinless chicken
1/2 cup Pesto (I used half of a container of the store bought stuff)
Mozzarella Cheese
White Rice

Directions: 
1. Spray casserole dish with Pam and spread a layer of pesto at the bottom and add chicken. The second time I made this I remembered to sprinkle the chicken with garlic salt and pepper but it tasted fantastic without it also.
 2. Spread a second layer (about 1/4 cup) of the pesto on top of the chicken
 3. Place foil on the dish and put in the oven at 375 for about 25-30 minutes depending on your oven.
 4. After the timer goes off, sprinkle with mozzarella cheese and place in the oven for another 5 minutes. If you'd like the cheese slightly browned, Kalyn recommends putting it in the broiler after the 5 minutes is up, for another 5 minutes. *The first time I didn't brown the cheese, and the second time I did. Both times were delicious.
 5. While my chicken was baking, I used my rice cooker to make white, fluffy rice. I served the pesto chicken on top,  with some grated black pepper,  mmmmm.

And that's all she wrote folks. Simple enough yeah?

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29 comments:

sarah {on the brightside...} said...

Yumm! Right now I am obsessed with pesto sauce & this recipe looks like a really great one!! Thanks for sharing!

Meg said...

Looks delish! Thanks for sharing! Always looking for new recipes :)

Meg!

Ruthie Hart said...

yummy! pinning this! I have a jar of pesto dying to be used :-)

Tammy @ Lemons, Avocados & the Bay said...

Yummmm! I'm pinning this too! =)

and I am so excited to see you too on Saturday. Are you bringing your man? Nadav is coming

xoxo

Katherine Krieg said...

this looks unreal! i am definitely trying it!!

Stephanie said...

This looks so delicious! I am definitely adding that to our meals this week! :)

Valerie Griffin said...

yummy!!! thanks for sharing!

Valerie Griffin said...

yummy!!! thanks for sharing!

Jessah @ Dreaming of Dimples said...

I'm so borrowing this! Looks yummy, Amira.

Michelle said...

Um, making this immediately! Droooooling. The hubs and I thank you in advance :)

Courtney said...

This looks delish!!

{[Jessica]} said...

yummy!!

this looks delish!!I shall try it maybe this week!

Jes said...

i need this in my stomach by dinner time.
xx jes

Stephanie said...

I just made fresh pesto sauce this week and froze half of it. I might have to use it to make this recipe now! So yummy!

Jenna said...

Looks delicious and sounds easy... my two requirements for anything kitchen related! Can't wait to try this, thanks for sharing :)

xxx
Jenna

Britt said...

I love pesto! This looks so easy and delish. Can't wait to try it out this week.

Mayra Romero said...

I LOVE PESTO! THIS LOOK ABSOLUTELY DELICIOUS! I need to go buy the ingredients asap! thanks for sharing!

Michelle {lovely little things} said...

this looks delicious! i love pesto anything.

Vanessa said...

THAT LOOKS AMAZING! I must try. Its prob not helping that I am looking at food when I am starving lol

Kirsten Wiemer said...

this is one of my husband's favorite recipes. and so easy. its great. glad you found it :)

-k

Meg {henninglove} said...

oooh yum yum yum!! i could go home and make this dish for dinner, i have everything but first i have to thaw out the chicken. i actually said dethaw so i think i created a new word

Ben & Cassie said...

your recipes are the best. I am a fan of all things pesto, this looks super good and most importantly-super easy!

Tammy @ Lemons, Avocados & the Bay said...

Just thought you should know that this currently happening in my kitchen ;)

Emily said...

oh my my my my myyyyy that looks amazing, so glad you posted this, i need it NOW

Lottie said...

That is making my tummy rumble just looking at it--it looks so good!

Betsy said...

Thanks for sharing this recipe! We tried it the other night and it was delicious!!!

Susan said...

Thanks for sharing this dear! I will be making it next week! Mmmmmm!

ginanorma said...

we love chicken and pesto so this is so being made:)

Tamaras Blend said...

I'm definitely trying this one out!

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