Pesto Caprese Chicken- A one pan meal !

Updated: Feb 7

One pan and less than 10 minutes of prep, perfect for a busy week night !








Ingredients:

  • 1 package trader joes pesto marinated chicken or alternatively 1 lb. chicken breast + 1 jar pesto

  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes

  • 1 8 oz. package mozzarella balls

  • 2 tbsp. olive oil

  • Balsamic Glaze to drizzle

  • Optional sides: rice + asparagus, mushroom and red onion mixture

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350.

  2. If you do not have access to Trader Joes Pre-marinated pesto chicken breast, marinate your own chicken breast in a zip lock bag with at least 6 oz. pesto to cover (marinate 20 minutes -24 hours in refrigerator).

  3. Place marinated chicken breast in baking dish .

  4. Top with whole cherry tomatoes + drained mozzarella balls.

  5. Drizzle the mixture with about 2 tbsp. olive oil, balsamic glaze and a dash of salt and pepper.

  6. Cook at 350 for 30-35 minutes or until chicken reaches internal temp of 165 F or greater.

  7. Switch oven to broil and broil the mixture for an additional 5 minutes or until top is caramelized and cheese is browned

  8. While the chicken is cooking heat up rice in microwave and sauté asparagus, onion, and mushroom mixture in a pan with 1-2 tbsp. olive oil on high for 5-10 minutes or until onions are caramelized.

  9. Plate chicken, rice and veggies and drizzle balsamic glaze on top.




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