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Pesto Stuffed Chicken Bake

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Barry makes a flavour packed pesto chicken meal.
Ingredients
  Potatoes 200 Gram, cubed
  Asparagus spears 8 , washed (bottom plucked and discarded)
  Cherry tomatoes 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs), washed
  Mushrooms 3 , thinly sliced
  Chicken breasts 4
  Green pesto sauce 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Marscapone cheeses 100 Gram
  Olive oil 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Breadcrumbs 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Salt and pepper To Taste
  Pine nuts 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Basil leaves 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs), finely chopped
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease the baking pan with olive oil.
2. Make incision in chicken breasts and set aside.

MAKING
3. In a bowl, mix together pesto and mascarpone cheese.
4. Stuff the chicken breasts with the pesto mixture and brush some olive oil over it. Dredge the chicken n breadcrumbs and place into the prepared pan.
5. Top the chicken with vegetables and season with salt and pepper. Drizzle in 2 tbsp. of olive oil.
6. Bake in the oven for 25 minutes or until the vegetables are done.
7. Take out the pan from the oven and add in the pine nuts. Bake for additional 2 minutes.

SERVING
8. Garnish the chicken with basil and serve.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
Italian
Course: 
Main Dish
Taste: 
Savory
Feel: 
Cheesy
Method: 
Baked
Interest: 
Complete Meal, Gourmet
Ingredient: 
Chicken Breast
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
30 Minutes
Ready In: 
45 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 603 Calories from Fat 351

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 40 g61.2%

Saturated Fat 10.4 g51.8%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 131.5 mg43.8%

Sodium 455.4 mg19%

Total Carbohydrates 14 g4.8%

Dietary Fiber 2 g8.1%

Sugars 2 g

Protein 45 g89.9%

Vitamin A 15.6% Vitamin C 26.8%

Calcium 7.8% Iron 16.2%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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