This elegant and classic presentation of Baked Pesto Chicken is excellent for entertaining or other special occasions. Easy and tasty too!
- 4 (about 1 1/4 pounds total) boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
- 1/2 cup BUITONI Refrigerated All Natural Pesto with Basil
- 2 plum tomatoes, sliced (optional)
- 3/4 cup (3 ounces) shredded mozzarella cheese
PREHEAT oven to 400° F. Line baking sheet with heavy-duty foil.
PLACE chicken and pesto in medium bowl; toss to coat. Place chicken on prepared baking sheet.
BAKE for 20 to 25 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink in center. Remove from oven; top with tomatoes and cheese. Bake for an additional 3 to 5 minutes or until cheese is melted.
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I just tried out this recipe last night. It was really good. I did make a couple changes to it, though. To the pesto, I added shredded romano cheese and some bread crumbs. The pesto came out crunchy. It was really great and it's so easy to make!
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