Lemon Pesto Chicken

Lemon Pesto Chicken

Lemon Pesto Chicken

Ok, this turned out to be a DELICIOUS accident. I had some chicken… I had some pesto… I really wasn’t sure what to do with it, so I figured I would attempt something new with the hopes of having success. It was a huge success for ALL family members, toddler included! Enjoy!

Serves 4 (or you could double the recipe if needed)

What You Need:

4 Chicken Breasts (thawed)
1/2 c Pesto
1/8 c Lemon Juice
1/2 c Shredded Mozzarella Cheese

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Place chicken, pesto, and lemon juice in a large ziploc bag.
  3. Remove the air from the bag and seal.
  4. With your hands, move the ingredients around to make sure the chicken gets covered nicely.
  5. Spray a 9×13 casserole dish with cooking spray and place chicken pieces and excess pesto onto the dish.
  6. Cover with aluminum foil and bake for 30 minutes.
  7. Remove the foil and sprinkle cheese over top of each piece of chicken and bake for an additional 5 minutes.
  8. Turn broiler on high and broil for 5 minutes or until cheese begins to brown slightly.
  9. Remove and serve over whole wheat pasta. Pour some additional pesto sauce onto the pasta for added flavor.

21-Day Fix Container Counts:

Chicken – 1 red
Pasta – 1 yellow
Cheese – 1/2 blue

Tip:

Never be afraid to play with ingredients. You never know what you might get!

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