Chicken and Red Pesto Melts

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Chicken and Red Pesto Melts

Added by: on Jan 30th, 2017
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Prep Time:
5 min
Cook Time:
15 min
Ready In:
20 min



Original Recipe Yield: 2 servings


  • 2 chicken breasts
  • Olive oil
  • 4 tbsp red pesto
  • 175g mozzarella, sliced (you can use less - I just adore cheese)!
  • leaves A few of basil (I forgot this so used dry but fresh is better)
  • To serve:
  • Salad
Nutrition Facts
Chicken and Red Pesto Melts

Servings Per Recipe: 2

Amount Per Serving

Calories: 345

  • Total Fat: 10 g
  •     Saturated Fat: 1.6 g
  •     Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Cholesterol: 91.3 mg
  • Sodium: 1048 mg
  • Total Carbs: 9.3 g
  •     Dietary Fiber: 2.9 g
  •     Sugars: 5.3 g
  • Protein: 54.2 g

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Butterfly the chicken breasts by cutting through half horizontally (but not all the way through) and opening up like a book. Lay clingfilm over the top and gently bash until they are similar thickness all over. Mine were quite thin.


Heat a non stick frying pan with a tablespoon of olive oil. Season the chicken and then add to the pan. Sear for around 5 minutes on each side until golden and cooked through. The exact amount of time will depend on the thickness of the chicken so do cut into it to check there is no pink meat.


Preheat the grill to hot.


Lift the chicken on to a baking tray, spread the pesto over each breast and top with the mozzarella. Slide under a hot grill and cook until the cheese has melted and is bubbling. This only took a couple of minutes so keep your eye on it.


Finish with some fresh basil leaves and serve with a green salad.


Arabella originally moaned when I told her what I was cooking as she had eaten chicken at school that day, however after a few mouthfuls, she was telling me how much she enjoyed our supper. It is very kid friendly and I loved it too - simple but tasty. Next time I might add some avocado to my salad as well.


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