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Pesto Chicken Breasts

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Ingredients
  Basil leaves 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Toasted pine nuts 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Garlic 3 Clove (15 gm), finely chopped
  Parmesan cheese 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs), freshly grated
  Olive oil 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Chicken breasts 3 Pound, boned and split
  Salt To Taste
  Ground black pepper To Taste
Directions

GETTING READY
1) Preheat the oven to 350° F.
2) In a food processor fitted with a steel blade, process the basil until finely chopped. Add the pine nuts, garlic, and cheese. With the motor running, pour in the oil and pulse just until the ingredients are combined.
3) Form a pocket by partly loosening the skin of the chicken breast. Fill the pocket with the pesto by tucking under the skin. Pull the skin and meat around the filling to form a little package. Follow this for each breast.

MAKING
4) Use an oiled glass baking dish, to arrange the breasts. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and brush with a little olive oil.
5) Place inside oven to bake 25 to 30 minutes, or until golden brown.

SERVING
6) Serve hot or at room temperature.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
European
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Baked
Ingredient: 
Chicken
Interest: 
Healthy
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
30 Minutes
Ready In: 
40 Minutes
Servings: 
3

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