Tomato and Basil Pesto Chicken
Makes: 4 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Ease of Preparation: Easy
2 chicken breasts split (see tips)
4 tablespoons basil pesto
2 tomatoes sliced (8 slices total)
1 cup grated low fat mozzarella
1. Preheat oven to 350°
2. Place 4 chicken portions in the bottom of a casserole dish. Spread 1 tablespoon of pesto on each portion of chicken. Place 2 slices of tomato on each portion. Divide grated mozzarella among the 4 portions.
3. Bake for 30 minutes. Serve on a bed of greens and with a side of carrots.
Tips & Tricks
Tip: To fillet a chicken breast, lay it flat on a flat surface and hold it flat with one hand on top. With a sharp knife cut through the chicken breast horizontally so you end up with 2 equal portions.
Nutritional Notes: per serving: calories 290; fat 11g (sat 4.g, mono 0.9g, poly 0.6g); iron 1mg; cholesterol 82mg; calcium 300mg; carbohydrate 7g; sodium 541mg; protein 36g; fiber 1g
Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin A: 10% daily value; Vitamin C: 20% dv; Calcium: 30% dv; Iron: 6% dv
Adapted from Myfussyeater.com