caprese chicken


caprese chicken

After several recipes for Caprese Chicken popped up on my Pinterest feed, I decided to experiment and the Italian food-loving group at my house was thrilled with the results. I am certain you will enjoy it! Note: This combination is very rich so a little serving goes a long way!  This is especially delicious leftover!

 

Caprese Chicken

3 pounds chicken breasts, cut into strips.

Olive oil

Minced garlic

One half jar of pesto

1# shredded or sliced mozzarella cheese

6 fresh sliced Roma tomatoes

Drizzle olive oil in bottom of baking pan. Place chicken strips on top and turn to cat. Sprinkle with a bit of garlic. Spread each strip with pesto. Bake on 350 degrees until meat is cook through. Top with cheese and tomatoes. Return to oven until cheese is melted and tomatoes begin to cook. Serve over fettucini alfredo if desired. Crusty bread and salad makes a perfect meal!

 

Fettucini Alfredo

1 # fettuccini noodles

½ cup or 1 stick of butter

½ cup flour

4 cups half and half, heavy cream, whole milk, or combination

2 cups grated parmesan cheese

Cook fettuccini noodles until al dente. Drain. Meanwhile, melt butter over medium heat and stir in flour, making a smooth roux. Add half and half or cream until smooth and thickened. Stir in parmesan cheese until melted.  Salt and pepper to taste and mix thoroughly with noodles.

 

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