Quick-as-a-Wink Pesto Chicken
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With everyone's busy schedules, it's hard to come up with fabulous dinners night after night. But if you have ten minutes and a few ingredients, this pesto chicken is an elegant option sure to become a regular!
What You'll Need
- 4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves (1 to 1/4 pounds total)
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
- 1/2 cup prepared pesto sauce
- 4 slices mozzarella cheese
- 1 (2.25-ounce) can sliced black olives, drained (optional)
What to Do
- Place the chicken breast halves on a microwave-safe platter. Season with the salt and pepper then cover with a single layer of thick paper towels. Microwave at 90% power for 5 minutes.
- Uncover the chicken and top each piece with a dollop of pesto sauce and one slice of mozzarella cheese.
- Microwave at 90% power for 2 minutes, or until no pink remains in the chicken and the cheese is melted. Sprinkle with sliced olives, if desired, and serve immediately.
To really turn this into a show-shoppin' dinner, top each serving with a slice or two of plum tomato and a sprig of fresh basil.
Nutritional InformationShow More
Servings Per Recipe: 4
- Calories 281
- Calories from Fat 144
- Total Fat 16g 25 %
- Saturated Fat 5.5g 28 %
- Trans Fat 0.0g 0 %
- Protein 31g 61 %
- Cholesterol 98mg 33 %
- Sodium 600mg 25 %
- Total Carbohydrates 1.4g 0 %
- Dietary Fiber 0.2g 1 %
- Sugars 0.5g 0 %