Thursday, May 19, 2011

Bacon Wrapped Pesto Chicken

This recipe was incredibly easy and incredibly tasty. I made it even easier by not wrapping the chicken in the bacon, but just laying it over the top. The bacon, pesto and chicken flavor combo was great. It was super fast, easy and got rave reviews.

Bacon Wrapped Pesto Chicken
adapted from

chicken breasts
basil pesto (I bought some Classico brand pesto, but you can also make your own if you have loads of time, no children hanging on your legs and extra energy that you need to expend)
kosher salt (or regular)

Spray a baking dish with cooking spray. Cut your chicken breasts into halves and then lay each piece in the dish and sprinkle them with a little salt and pepper (I used kosher salt). Spread approximately 2 Tbsp of pesto onto each piece of chicken. Gently wrap a piece of bacon around each chicken piece-or lay it across the top like I did.

Bake it at 400 degrees for about 30 minutes, or until chicken is no longer pink and the bacon is lightly crisped. I served mine with pasta and alfredo sauce. Enjoy!

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