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HEALTHY RECIPE: Pesto Encrusted Chicken

Posted on Jan 20, 2014 by Chef Karla Williams








pesto encrusted chicken


If golden color is desired, turn your oven up to broil for the last couple minutes of cooking to get a golden color on top.  Also, remember that if you are working with a large or thicker fillet to make sure you adjust the cooking time.

 

INGREDIENTS:

4 ounces, 2 each Chicken breast

2 T. Panko crumbs

Pesto:

2 cups Basil leaves, fresh

2 T. Pine nuts

4 T. Parmesan cheese, fresh

1 T. Olive oil

1 T. Fresh garlic, minced

2 tsp. Lemon juice

½ tsp. Kosher salt

 

STEPS:

    • Preheat oven to 375˚F.
    • In food processor place all the pesto ingredients
    • Processes until ingredients are well blended and somewhat smooth.
    • Lightly spray baking sheet with cooking spray.
    • Place chicken breasts on baking sheet.
    • Pat one tablespoon of pesto on top of each filet.
    • Then sprinkle panko over top of each chicken breast.
    • Lightly spray over chicken with pan spray.
    • Place sheet pan in oven and cook for about 12-15 minutes.
    • Serve with your favorite sauce or as is, is great!


Active Time – about 20 minutes

Total Time - about 20 minutes


NUTRITION:

SERVINGS 2

SERVING SIZE 1

chicken breast

CALORIES 145kcal

FAT 4gm


RESERVE
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