Monday, November 17, 2008

Smothered Pesto Chicken

So I have a thing for garlic. Which means I also have a thing for Pesto.....even just thinking about it makes me hungry. One of my favorite meals with pesto is Portabello Mushroom Sandwiches, so I decided to try to make a chicken dish that would compliment pesto. Here is what I came up with:

What you need:
4 Chicken Breasts
1/4 to a 1/2 cup pesto
1 cup bread crumbs seasoned with salt, pepper and garlic to your own taste
**Although, I like it with the bread crumbs...I may leave them off next time...the pesto didn't really let it crisp up at all.**

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Dredge the Chicken in the pesto and then with the bread crumbs, place on ungreased baking sheet and bake in the oven for 25-30 minutes.

While baking, cut up 6 slices bacon (we use turkey bacon) into little pieces and brown in skillet, when they are fully cooked, drain on paper towel. Use a small amount of the drippings and saute 1 cup to 1 1/2 cups mushrooms and 1 tsp garlic till mushrooms are browned.

When chicken is done, layer mushrooms, then bacon pieces, then mozzarella cheese on all the chicken breasts. Place back in oven for 5 minutes or until cheese is melted.
Here is our finished product, it is full of flavor, and very good.....enjoy!!


Blogger Maria said...

I love garlic too and pesto is even better!

November 18, 2008 at 11:13 AM  
Blogger Motherboard said...

That looks really yummy. Will you cook for me every day?

You have been added to the people who cook stuff on the MMB. Thanks!

November 18, 2008 at 12:01 PM  
Blogger sweet P said...

That sounds and looks so yummy. Your hubby is a lucky man!

November 18, 2008 at 4:02 PM  
Blogger Sara said...

Yummy, can I come for dinner?

November 19, 2008 at 6:25 PM  

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