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Chicken with Pesto and Mozzarella

This recipe is great when you are in a hurry but don’t want to compromise on taste or nutrition.  I came up with the idea after making a ciabatta pizza.  While the chicken is frying I put the pasta on to boil and throw a salad together, et voila, a simple delicious meal.

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Chicken with Pesto and Mozzarella
 
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A quick and simple supper dish.
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Recipe type: Main
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 4 Chicken Breasts
  • ½ Jar of Green or Red Pesto
  • 2-3 Vine ripened tomatoes, sliced
  • 125g Ball of Mozzarella, finely slice
  • 2 tblsp Olive Oil
  • Freshly ground pepper
Instructions
  1. Pre-heat grill.
  2. Butterfly the chicken breasts in half if large.
  3. Fry gently on one side until chicken looks cooked half way up, then turn over and fry for the same amount of time until just firm to touch (with a utensil). Take off heat.
  4. Spread a heaped teaspoon or so of pesto on each piece of chicken and then layer on the tomatoes and mozzarella.
  5. Season and drizzle with olive oil.
  6. Put pan under the grill until cheese has melted.
  7. Serve on a bed of pasta (pour over pan juices) with a mixed green salad.
Notes
To make this dish lower in fat use half fat mozzarella.

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  1. Irene Wright

    Often have pesto in the fridge opened & need to use it but not sure what to put it with. this sound really tasty so I know what I’ll use the pesto for next time

  2. Fiver Feeds

    I tried these several days ago in a restaurant. I’m glad I found this recipe so I can try to make my own

    1. Camilla

      Wow, what a coincidence:-)

  3. Maddy

    This sounds really tasty, yet healthy!

    1. Camilla

      Thank you:-)

  4. Carolin

    Would make a lovely summer dish with the freshness of the tomatoes :)

  5. Mandi

    This looks amazing – could try this with spicy pesto as well. Nice one!

  6. bev

    OMG does this sound yum!

  7. Zoe Goodwin

    Yum yum

  8. Heather Haigh

    Great flavoour combinations and not too hard even for me. My lot would love this – might even make my own pesto as I have grown wayyyyyyy too much basil this year lol.

    1. Camilla

      Ooh that would be extra lush – lucky you with all that basil! There’s also basil in my Roasted Tomatoe, Red Pepper & Chorizo Soup:-)

  9. Paul Wilson

    Think I’d be tempted to stick that in a freshly baked bap, if it’s not sacrilege to suggest.

  10. prwilson

    This looks really nice.

  11. Maya Russell

    I think this looks delicious. Could try tuna steak too.

  12. Diane Wareing

    This sounds delicious. I will definitely be trying this as it not only has some of my favourite ingredients it’s also quick which is ideal as a weekday meal when im busy.

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