Thursday, April 19, 2012

Baked Pesto Chicken with pasta and Zucchini

This recipe comes from a website I discovered called
It really is a great website with lots of food ideas and even a 6 week meal planner!  Love it.  I just wish I could follow a 6 week meal plan. Not all the recipes they have are toddler friendly and to be honest some of them we wouldn't like so I am going to try and make a few from each week for our new recipes of the week :)

Baked Pesto Chicken:
4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
1/2 cup basil pesto
2 plum tomatoes
shredded mozzarella cheese

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.  Cover cookie sheet with foil.
  2. Put pesto and chicken in bowl.  Toss until chicken is covered.
  3. Bake for 20-25 minutes.
  4. Place slices of tomato on top of chicken and sprinkle with cheese.
  5. Bake another 3-5 minutes.
  6. Serve with a box of angel hair pasta and herbs and French bread.
We used rotini noodles with garlic and butter.  Rotini is much easier for little hands to pick up!! No bread for us, we get enough of that during the day!

I'm serving this with zucchini.  Jackson has not has this as a solid food but really loved the puree so we will see...
This is how I make it:
1 zucchini
2-3 tbps olive oil
Italian seasoning

Cut the zucchini into thin slices, sprinkle with Italian seasoning and saute in the 2-3 tbsps of olive oil over medium heat about 7-8 minutes or until it has reached your desired tenderness.

Jackson chowed down on the zucchini, it was a huge hit.  The chicken was amazing! We loved it, another one to add to the books!!

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