Quick and Easy Dinner Recipe – Pesto Chicken Bake
I am always online looking for interesting stuff. I will hop on Pinterest every now and then to find some interesting crafts or recipes. I am Facebook all the time. Its always up and on my computer or my phone. So one day a friend of mine sent me a recipe and said you should try this since you love pesto. I do, I really love pesto. That stuff is amazing. It was a recipe for a pesto chicken bake.
Well you know how recipes go sometimes, they may look delicious but when you try them out they are nasty. So I thought what the heck, I might as well give it a try. Let me just say I'm glad I did. It was easy to prep and it was delicious.
Jar of Pesto
Chicken Breasts - The amount depends on how many people will be eating dinner.
Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
Season your chicken with salt and pepper then spoon pesto over each chicken breast until the top is covered.
Next cut up your tomato and place several slices on top of each chicken breast. (Note on this picture I used canned tomatoes because I used the last of my Roma tomatoes, it ended up working just as well and was just as good.)
Top each chicken breast with ample amounts of mozzarella cheese
Put in the oven and bake for 40 minutes. Please note if you use the thinner chicken breasts like I do, you'll want to check it at 30 minutes.
Here's the finished product. Enjoy!
When I first tried this recipe I used thick chicken breasts and it didn't turn out so great. Way to much chicken. This time I used the thinner cuts and it turned out amazing.
This recipe is delicious, easy to make and other than the baking time, it's quick. My 8-year old loved it. Pair it with a salad and you have a great meal.