Thin Slice Pesto Chicken

Thin Slice Pesto Chicken
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Total Time: 22
  • Servings: 4.0

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About this Recipe

Fresh and vibrant pesto served over pan seared chicken make a quick and easy dinner time favourite.


2 cups (500 mL) Fresh basil leaves, packed
.33 cup (80 mL) Pine nuts, toasted
3 Cloves garlic, minced
.5 cup (125 mL) Extra virgin olive oil
.5 cup (125 mL) Freshly grated Parmesan cheese
2 tbsp (30 mL) Olive oil
1 Package Maple Leaf Prime Naturally® Thin Sliced Chicken Breasts
Salt and pepper, to taste


ADD basil, pine nuts and garlic to the bowl of a food processor or blender. Pulse 4-5 times until combined. With the food processor on, pour in extra virgin olive oil in a slow stream. Stop and scrape down sides of the bowl and add Parmesan cheese. Season with salt and pepper and pulse 2-3 more times until the mixture forms a sauce like consistency.

HEAT olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high. Season chicken with salt and pepper and add to the pan. Cook 5-6 minutes per side or until golden brown and internal temperature has reached 165°F (74°C).

SERVE chicken topped with a heaping spoonful of pesto.


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