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5 from 4 votes

Chicken with Pesto and Mozzarella

A quick and simple supper dish.
Course Main
Cuisine Italian
Keyword Chicken, easy, quick
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 13 minutes
Servings 4
Author Camilla Hawkins


  • 4 chicken breasts
  • 1/2 Jar green or red Pesto
  • 2-3 vine ripened tomatoes sliced
  • 125 g ball of mozzarella finely sliced
  • 2 tbsp olive Oil
  • freshly ground pepper


  • Pre-heat grill.
  • Butterfly the chicken breasts in half if large.
  • 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.
  • Spread a heaped teaspoon or so of pesto on each piece of chicken and then layer on the tomatoes and mozzarella.
  • Season and drizzle with olive oil.
  • Put pan under the grill until cheese has melted.
  • Serve on a bed of pasta (pour over pan juices) with a mixed green salad.


To make this dish lower in fat use half fat mozzarella.