Relish the Exotic Flavours of Pesto Chicken at Home

Pan-fried chicken can be made in so many ways. So, why make the same old recipe for different occasions? Astonish your guests with an exotic brunch/lunch/dinner platter including scrumptious pesto chicken with roasted tomatoes. The freshness of basil and nutty flavour of pine or almonds gives it a unique taste. When accompanied by a side dish, it makes for a wholesome meal. Read on to know how to make pesto chicken within no time.

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Relish the Exotic Flavours of Pesto Chicken at Home
Pesto Chicken Recipe
Course Main Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Course Main Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Pesto Chicken Recipe
Instructions
  1. Blend all the ingredients except chicken and tomatoes to get a fine, smooth paste. Store in an air-tight container and refrigerate.
  2. Smother a dollop of pesto on the chicken fillets and season with salt and pepper as needed. Heat a grill pan over medium-high heat and grill the chicken for about 5-6 minutes each on both sides. Once done, set the chicken aside and grill the tomatoes.
  3. Garnish with a dollop of pesto on top of grilled chicken and serve hot with roasted tomatoes.
Recipe Notes

Recipe Tip

You can also use a store-bought jar basil pesto.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What temperature is ideal for baking the pesto chicken?

You can bake the chicken fillets at 180° C for about 30 minutes. Take the chicken out, place the tomatoes, and bake again for another 20 minutes.

What can I use if I don't find pine nuts?

You can use almonds, walnuts or even cashew nuts to make pesto if pine nuts aren't available.

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