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Pesto Chicken

Pesto Chicken

  • Prep

    10 m
  • Cook

    25 m
  • Ready In

    35 m
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A simple way to prepare chicken that looks like you spent a lot of time preparing. It can also be prepared ahead of time and refrigerated until baked. Be sure to use a good quality pesto for best results. I like to serve it with pasta, but it is also nice sliced and served on a green salad.

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  • Calories:
  • 312 kcal
  • 16%
  • Fat:
  • 19.3 g
  • 30%
  • Carbs:
  • 2g
  • < 1%
  • Protein:
  • 31.5 g
  • 63%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 83 mg
  • 28%
  • Sodium:
  • 434 mg
  • 17%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Grease a baking dish.
  2. Spread about 2 tablespoons of pesto per chicken breast over the top of each breast, and wrap each breast in prosciutto slices to cover the entire breast. Place the wrapped chicken breasts into the prepared baking dish.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven until the chicken is no longer pink, the juices run clear, and the prosciutto is lightly crisped, about 25 minutes.
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Reviews

dabs
137

dabs

11/29/2010

This recipe was fantastic! So easy too. I marinated chicken for a few hours in a citrus, onion, mustard seed marinade and used bacon instead of prosciutto. I'm no chef but this recipe sure made me seem like one. Delicious. Thanks for posting.

LissaKatt
111

LissaKatt

8/31/2010

Great idea and sooooo simple! I also used bacon instead of the prosciutto, and it was in the oven for about 35 minutes, but everyone loved it.

sjedwards
94

sjedwards

4/23/2010

This was phenomenal! I didn't have prosciutto, but can't wait to try it that way, too! I always season my chicken with kosher salt, pepper, and garlic powder before I make it, but the pesto was so flavorful that I probably could've skipped that step. I served the chicken over pasta tossed with pesto. Easy enough for the family (my 4 year old loved it) but impressive looking enough for company.

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