My friend and I at work ran another 5k at lunch today. It was a little hot outside, but we did great. And I rode my bike to work. I was laughing so hard to myself because as I was riding home, I kind of went the long way to get more exercise and I came upon a block that was freshly paved. I started to wonder if I could ride my bike with no hands! Okay, I haven’t done that in 30 years, but I took one hand off the handle bars, then the other. I did that for two blocks but stopped because:
a). One of my friends could have seen me
b). One of my kids friends could have seen me
c). I didn’t think it was a great idea in case I fell and knocked a couple of teeth out because I was a 41 year old riding her bike no handed! It was fun though!
I haven’t made this dinner in a long time. My Mom made me home made pesto, so that’s what I used. It’s super easy, and mighty tasty.
I got this recipe from my local grocery store: Their picture is a little better than mine turned out, so click on the recipe link to see what it looks like!
Here is what you will need:
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 until the chicken is cooked through.
Each chicken breast is 414 calories, 20 fat and .6 fiber. Have this with a light side salad and its a perfect summer dinner. This would be a great meal to make for family or friends to come over, since its easy to make more for a crowd.