Saturday, January 31

Almond Pesto Chicken



I absolutely love chicken. Its so transitional and cheap. Especially when they run sales, I tend to stock up. Easy to feed a household of 6. This dish is a wonderful stretcher, very filling and easy to toss together. 

Almond Pesto Chicken

2 cloves garlic, chopped
1/4 cup unsalted almonds
1 cup fresh basil, plus*
6 tablespoons olive oil
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
2 1/2 lbs chicken breast
3 Tablespoons cider vinegar

Optional add-ins: 1 large Tomato chopped, red peppers flakes, marinated olives

*1/2 cup of dried basil can be substitute but does not equal the same flavor as fresh in this dish

Slice chicken breast into stripes and slightly brown in a lightly greased skillet. Do not cook thoroughly. Set to the side.

Chop the garlic, almonds, and 1 cup basil in a food processor or blender. Fold in 1/4 cup oil, Parmesan, salt, and 1/4 tsp of pepper to the mixture. 

Spoon 1/2 of your pesto over the chicken and broil in a grease baking dish for 10 minutes. Turn chicken and top with remaining pesto and broil for another 6 minutes or until chicken is cooked thoroughly. 

Mix remaining basil, 2 tbs olive oil, remaining pepper, and cider vinegar and your optional add-ins, in a small bowl and serve over chicken and toss with your favorite pasta.

9 comments:

Butterball said...

What great pic's & divine comfort food recipe. I too love the afford ability of chicken & even go cheaper with thigh's.

5 Star Foodie said...

The almond pesto sounds excellent with the chicken!

Reeni♥ said...

I eat a lot of chicken, too. Their have been great sales lately. This looks really delicious, pesto is so yummy! I like your version using almonds.

Julie said...

You had me at pesto.

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Julia said...

This will fit in perfectly with what I already cook. Fast ans easy is good by me!! Thanks.

Jodi said...

Made this tonight...finally! It was so easy, I already had every thing on hand - and so delish! It's a keeper!

kimber p said...

what a yummy sounding recipe..thanks!!

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