I love pesto and this is such a simple and quick recipe. The recipe name says it all, you just need pesto and chicken! I used my favorite store bought pesto from Costco or you can make your own. You can click here for my spinach and walnut pesto recipe too. I did top the pesto chicken with sliced tomatoes and mozzarella cheese just because I had some. It is great served over a salad for a light, summer meal. Enjoy!
1 pound chicken breast, boneless and skinless
½ to 1 cup pesto sauce (I used Kirkland’s signature basil pesto from Costco.)
salt and pepper
mozzarella cheese, shredded
Season chicken with salt and pepper if desired.
Spread a light layer of pesto on one side of chicken.
Place chicken, pesto side down, in a grill pan, over medium-high heat.
Spread other side of chicken with a light layer of pesto.
Cook each side for 3 to 4 minutes, until lightly browned.
Optional – top each chicken with a slice of tomato and mozzarella cheese. Cover pan (with lid or foil) for a few minutes until cheese is melted.
Serves 4 to 6.