This is SOOOOOO good… absolutely delicious! And not only is it a flavour bomb, you won’t believe how easy this beautiful dish is to make, all in one pan!!!
It requires just 5-minutes (or less) prep with only 4 ingredients and rich, delicious flavors! An easy one pot dish, healthy, simple, and gluten-free dinner recipe.
It is freezable and can easily be prepped ahead (as in make all the meals on the weekend and then stick them in the oven throughout the week).
If you’re a beginner, or just want something tasty and easy to cook, you should definitely give this a go!
- 3 Chicken - breast (or turkey breast)
- 1 tbsp Lemon juice
- 2 tsp Minced Garlic - or 3 minced cloves
- Chicken broth mix - (or salt to taste)
- Basil - Dried – Optional to taste
- Oregano - Dried – Optional to taste
- Parsley - Dried – Optional to taste
- Thyme - Dried – Optional to taste
- Paprika - Optional to taste
- Black pepper - Optional to taste
- Salt - Optional to taste
- 3 tbsp Basil pesto sauce
- 1 Tomato - sliced (Roma is the best option)
- 3/4 cup Mozzarella cheese - (Italian blend cheese or Feta or Parmesan or Asiago or provolone)
- Preheat oven to 400˚F (200˚C).
- Place chicken breast in a glass baking dish or casserole dish. Season chicken with Lemon juice, Garlic, Chicken mix (or salt, to taste), Pepper (or Paprika optional to taste) and optional dried herbs such as: Basil, Oregano, Parsley and Thyme.
- Spread pesto on each chicken breast. If you don’t have homemade pesto, you can use store-bought Basil Pesto Sauce,
- Layer tomatoes on top of the chicken. I usually remove the seeds from tomatoes.
- Top with cheese.
- Bake for 30-40 minutes or until chicken is cooked (no longer pink in the middle) and cheese is melted and golden brown.
- Plate and enjoy with mixed greens salad, white rice and or Sauté potatoes. Pasta or steamed broccoli would also go nicely with this dish.
- It really is that easy!
- Heat a pan with a small amount of oil on high heat.
- Place the chicken in the pan for 2-3 minutes on high just to brown the chicken, repeat on the other side, repeat with all chicken breast.
- Continue with the recipe as directed.
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