Friday, December 26, 2008

Baked Pesto Chicken

This recipe is from Val. We made it for 35 on Christmas Eve and everyone seemed to love it!

  • Skinless, boneless chicken breasts, one per person
  • Jar of pesto sauce, may need two jars if you make as much as we did
  • Shredded mozzarella cheese
  • parmesan cheese
Pour some pesto sauce in separate bowl so it doesn't get contaminated with chicken juices. Partly slice open chicken and spread 1 teaspoon pesto inside, followed by 2 tablespoons mozzarella and 1 tsp. parmesan. Fold top of chicken back over and spread 1-2 tablespoon pesto sauce over the top of the chicken.
Bake 20-25 min. at 350 until no longer pink inside. Top with sliced tomatoes (we used canned) and 2 tab. mozzarella sprinkled on top of each chicken breast. Bake 3-5 min. more until cheese is melted.
Alternative directions: Pesto, cheeses can be mixed together and spread on top of each breast, when done add tomatoes and mozzarella.
This is a good company dish as it looks very festive and special.

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