Pesto Caprese Chicken

If you know me, follow my blog, or have glanced at my Instagram, you would know that I love anything caprese. Whether it be a caprese panini, caprese salad, caprese caprese, I love them all! For those of you who don't know what caprese is, it is a simple Italian dish that consists of sliced fresh mozzarella, fresh basil, and sliced tomatoes. Simple, right?! It's also so incredibly fresh and tasty and will compliment many dishes as a side, or adding it to the main dish!


Another little tid bit of info about me is the fact that I love pesto and recently, chicken. When my husband and I went on our honeymoon to Maui three years ago I had this delicious mozzarella chicken panini at Cain & Taro. I mean what's better than those three ingredients? When they top it all off with pesto! Mhmm, that garlicky basil spread goes good with just about any dish as well. 


So I figured, some of my favorite ingredients should marry and become one main dish! So here you have it: 
Pesto Caprese Chicken

This dish was so easy to throw together that it makes the perfect middle of the week, hectic dinner throw-together. All you need is chicken breast, store-bought pesto, whole tomatoes, a fresh log of mozzarella (or shredded if you don't have the fresh kind laying around) and fresh basil. 


Layer the chicken with pesto first which will basically glue all the other ingredients onto the chicken and prevent them from sliding off. 

Next layer the basil leaves. If you can get fresh basil from your garden like I did, that is the best! 

Next you will slice the tomaotes in 1/4" slices and place on top of the basil and pesto and finally top off with a thick slice of mozzarella cheese.



Then just pop it in a 400º oven for 30-40 minutes or until the chicken juices run clear / it reaches an internal temperature of 165º

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Serving: 1 Chicken Breast
1R
1G
1B
1 Tsp

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