|Nutrition Facts (per serving)|
|Servings: 4 to 6|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 43g||55%|
|Saturated Fat 12g||61%|
|Total Carbohydrate 15g||5%|
|Dietary Fiber 5g||19%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|
These chicken breasts are so simple to put together and bake but taste as if you spent hours in the kitchen. This recipe includes a homemade pesto but you can use store-bought if you are in a pinch. Considering the pesto is made quickly in the food processor, it really doesn't add much time at all—and the fresh taste of homemade is absolutely worth it.
Just top the chicken cutlets with a little pesto and then bake. Once cooked through, top with sliced tomatoes and mozzarella cheese and broil until melted and bubbling. A flavorful dish the whole family will love!
- For the Pesto:
- 1 cup basil leaves
- 1 clove garlic
- 3 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- Salt and pepper (to taste)
- For the Chicken Bake:
- 3 chicken breast halves (each sliced horizontally to make 6 cutlets total)
- 3 to 4 tomatoes, or several small tomatoes or grape tomatoes (sliced)
- 1/2 to 3/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
In a food processor, combine the basil, garlic, Parmesan cheese, and olive oil. Pulse until you have a fine pesto paste. Add salt and pepper to taste.
Heat the oven to 400 F.
Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil and lightly grease or spray with nonstick cooking spray. Arrange the chicken cutlets on the baking sheet.
With a spoon or your fingers, spread 2 to 3 teaspoons of pesto on each chicken breast.
Bake the chicken cutlets for 12 to 18 minutes, until cooked through. If the cutlets are thick, add a few minutes. If you're not sure, cut into the thickest cutlet to check. Remove from the oven.
Turn the oven to broil.
Top each cutlet with 2 to 3 slices of tomato and a few tablespoons of shredded mozzarella.
Put under the broiler and broil for a few minutes, just until the cheese is melted.