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    Pesto Crusted Chicken

    Pesto Crusted Chicken. Photo by CulinaryExplorer

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    45 mins

    15 mins

    30 mins

    Renea''s Note:

    This is a great dish that I usually serve when I have company. You can use any type of pesto but I prefer Sun Dried Tomato pesto, I have not tried any other kind. It gets rave reviews from my friends.

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    1. 1
      Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
    2. 2
      Blend pesto, walnuts, 2 Tbs lemon juice, 1 Tbs lemon peel (optional) in food processor until just combined.
    3. 3
      Place chicken in pan and coat with full mixture then drizzle with the olive oil.
    4. 4
      Bake 30-45 minutes.
    5. 5
      This can be served over rice or pasta if desired.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on July 12, 2011


      I forgot to give it ***5** Starz..
      Yes Thanks Ranea....!!

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    • on April 16, 2008


      This was pretty good, however while baking most of the pesto melted off the chicken and burned in the dish. Also I am not sure why the ingredients list calls for 4 T. of lemon juice and the directions only mention 2 T.? I put the full 4 in before I noticed the change below and maybe it was part of the reason why it was thin enough that most melted off? Anyway it did have a nice flavor to it. We have had a similar chicken before, but the walnuts were a great addition.

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    • on September 29, 2004


      I used homemade sun-dried tomato pesto (which actually was a by-product of a salad dressing I tried) and it worked beautifully. I may have got the crust a little crisper than I should have, :oops: but the chicken was still very moist and flavorful. I will make this again as it was totally quick, easy, and looked like a lot more trouble than it was. Thanks for posting Renea!

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    Nutritional Facts for Pesto Crusted Chicken

    Serving Size: 1 (178 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 378.2
    Calories from Fat 237
    Total Fat 26.3 g
    Saturated Fat 5.2 g
    Cholesterol 92.8 mg
    Sodium 91.8 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 3.0 g
    Dietary Fiber 1.0 g
    Sugars 0.7 g
    Protein 32.5 g

    The following items or measurements are not included:

    pesto sauce

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