Easy Chicken Pesto and Linguine

Easy Chicken Pesto and Linguine

Easy Chicken Pesto and Linguine

Preheat oven to 400˚F 

Place chicken breasts in a baking dish, Season chicken with salt and pepper, to taste

Drizzle with olive oil

Spread pesto on each chicken breast *( see blog for fresh basil pesto recipe)

Layer sliced Roma tomatoes on top of the chicken

Sprinkle with grated mozzarella cheese

Cover dish with foil and bake for 40 minutes

Prepare Linguine according to package directions, drain pasta and stir in homemade pesto to desired flavor.  Top with chicken breast and sprinkle with fresh parmesan cheese.

Fresh Basil Pesto

Fresh Basil Pesto

Pesto

Ingredients :

3 c. fresh basil leaves

1/3 c. pine nuts

1/3 c. grated parmesan cheese

3 cloves garlic, pressed

1/2 c. olive oil

fresh lemon juice ( 1/2 lemon, squeezed)

1 tsp. Italian seasoning

salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

In food processor or blender pulse fresh basil, pine nuts, cheese, and garlic until nuts are ground.  Add olive oil, fresh lemon juice, salt and pepper

Fresh pesto is kept fresh for about a week in a sealed jar in the refrigerator

  • I typically will harvest the fresh basil from my garden and double this recipe

Great on pasta, bruschetta, grilled fish and chicken ( see blog for chicken recipe)

Enjoy!

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