How To Make Pesto Chicken


How To Make Pesto Chicken

How to Make Pesto Chicken, with easy Ingredients? Today we will make a simple restaurant style meal which is called Pesto chicken. Let’s scroll down...

Ingredients of Pesto Chicken

For pesto sauce:-
2 cups packed fresh Basil leaves
4 cloves of Garlic, peeled
¼ cup Pine nuts/Cashew nuts
⅔ cup Extra-virgin olive oil, divided
Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
½ cup freshly grated Pecorino/ Parmesan cheese
Salt to taste

12-15 strips Chicken breast, boneless
Cherry tomatoes
Fresh basil leaves for garnish

Method of Pesto Chicken

The first step is to get a pesto right, which is an Italian sauce made out of basil leaves. I’m taking the basil leaves in a grinder, to this the next thing that goes in some cloves of garlic, followed by some cashew nuts.  How To Make Pesto Chicken
The next thing that goes in is Parmesan cheese, add a little bit of salt and with that a little bit of pepper. To grind this I’m going to use some olive oil. This is a sauce that does not use water at all. Now grind these ingredients. With this a basil pesto is ready. How To Make Pesto Chicken
Basil Pesto is ready
Now I’ve taken a breast of chicken; I’m going to trim all the fat. The next step is to retain the shoulder bone and trim all the meat around it. This step is classically known as frenching the bone. How To Make Pesto Chicken
Next step is creating some gashes; I’m going to cut them in a crisscross pattern so that eventually it looks nice on the plate. With this chicken breast is ready. Let’s marinating the chicken.
I’ll be adding in a basil pesto and along with this some salt and some olive oil. Give this a nice mix. Make sure the pesto is rubbed into each and every gash and crevice and allow this to marinate for a minimum of 30 minutes. How To Make Pesto Chicken
Marinate the chicken with Basil Pesto
The chicken has marinated for 30 minutes, let’s begin pan searing it. For that, I’ve taken an iron pan, to which I’m adding very little of olive oil. The next thing is to place the gas side in oil and allow it to a pan. Increase the flame and allow it to pan sphere on high flame for 2 minutes, then give this a flip. On the second side as well for 2 minutes and while doing this let’s put in the remaining sauce. How To Make Pesto Chicken
Fry the Chicken in low flame 
This stage we need to lower the flame tint the pan and throw the oil on the chicken piece. Once this is done on low flame itself, we need to cover this and allow this to cook for 10 to 12 minutes. How To Make Pesto Chicken
Now you can add with this Cherry tomatoes
Give this a quick check. Let’s begin to serve it. With this your simple restaurant style chicken pesto is ready. How To Make Pesto Chicken