Mr. Food: Weeknight Pesto Chicken

What You’ll Need

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 slices mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup pesto
  • 4 slices tomato
  • 1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese

What to Do

  1. Sprinkle chicken evenly with salt and pepper.
  2. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, heat oil; saute chicken 8 to 10 minutes, turning once during cooking.
  3. Place a slice of cheese over each chicken breast, spoon 2 tablespoons pesto over cheese, and top each with a tomato slice. Sprinkle Parmesan cheese evenly over top.
  4. Cover skillet and heat 2 to 4 minutes, or until chicken is no longer pink in center and cheese is melted.

Notes

If you’ve got an extra 5 minutes or so and would like to make your own pesto sauce, check out our recipe for Fresh Pesto Sauce!

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