Sunday, November 17, 2013

Chicken with a Parmesan & Pesto Crust Recipe

Photo: Chicken with a Parmesan & Pesto Crust Recipe

Serves: 4, On the table in: Over 60 Minutes


Olive oil for greasing & drizzling
4 chicken breasts, skin removed
100g fresh breadcrumbs
45g fresh Parmesan, grated
45g pine nuts
3 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
4-5 tablespoons Sacla' Classic Basil Pesto
Salt & freshly ground pepper


Preheat the oven to 200°C/400°F/gas 6. Lightly grease a baking tray with a little oil.

Slice each chicken breast in half horizontally, to make eight thin fillets.

In a small bowl mix together the breadcrumbs, Parmesan, pine nuts & parsley, and season with salt and pepper. Spread the Pesto all over the chicken breasts then cover generously with the cheesy crumb mixture. Place on the baking tray and scatter over any remaining topping. Drizzle with a little oil and cook for 15 to 20 minutes, until the crumbs are golden and the chicken is cooked through.

Adopted from Sacla

More Chicken Recipes:

One Pot Chicken and Pesto Risotto 
Chicken and Rocket Wraps with Yogurt and Sacla’ Classic Basil Pesto Dressing 
One-pot pancetta-wrapped chicken thighs
Spatchcocked Lemon Herb Chicken
Baked Stuffed Chicken Breast with Basil Pesto  
Chicken and Olive Pasta with Crispy Breadcrumbs 
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