Sometimes its been nice to kind of go back through recipes I’ve made for ideas. Since we have chicken all the time, and even though my family would love it if I made my home made chicken tenders all the time, its nice to kind of switch things up!
I actually got this recipe from my local Dominick’s grocery store, so easy to make on a weeknight!
4 boneless chicken breast halves
1/2 tsp. black pepper, salt
1/2 cup of pesto sauce
1/2 cup of Perlini fresh mozzarella balls (these are at the deli counter)
1/2 cup sliced fire roasted red peppers
Using a sharp knife, cut each chicken breast lengthwise almost all the way through, taking care to avoid cutting through to the other side. Season both sides of chicken with salt and pepper. Spread about 1 tablespoon of the pesto inside each pocket, then fill each with 1/4 of the mozzarella balls and 1/4 of the roasted red pepper slices. Rub remaining pesto over exterior of chicken to coat lightly.
The original directions have you grill this for 15 minutes total, turning half way. I cooked it on a skillet coated lightly with canola oil.
Each chicken breast is 414 calories, 20 fat and .6 fiber. Have this with a light side salad and its a perfect summer dinner.
What’s your favorite chicken dish?