Pesto Pollo Genovese Recipe

Pesto Pollo Genovese is a classic Italian dish that combines tender chicken breasts with a flavorful basil pesto sauce. The chicken is pan-seared to perfection and then smothered in a rich and aromatic pesto sauce made with fresh basil, garlic, pine nuts, Parmesan cheese, and olive oil. This dish is bursting with vibrant flavors and is perfect for a quick and delicious weeknight dinner. Serve the Pesto Pollo Genovese with pasta or roasted vegetables for a complete and satisfying meal.

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30minstotal
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Ingredients for Pesto Pollo Genovese Recipe

  • 0.67 Chicken Breasts
  • As required Salt And Pepper, To Taste
  • 0.33 tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 0.33 cup Fresh Basil Leaves
  • 1/2 cloves Cloves Garlic
  • 1/25 cup Pine Nuts
  • 0.08 cup Grated Parmesan Cheese
  • 0.08 cup Olive Oil

Directions: Pesto Pollo Genovese Recipe

Cooking Directions

  • STEP 1.Season the chicken breasts with salt and pepper.
  • STEP 2.Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
  • STEP 3.Add the chicken breasts to the skillet and cook for 6-8 minutes per side, or until cooked through.
  • STEP 4.While the chicken is cooking, prepare the pesto sauce.
  • STEP 5.In a food processor, combine fresh basil, garlic, pine nuts, Parmesan cheese, and olive oil.
  • STEP 6.Blend until smooth and creamy.
  • STEP 7.Once the chicken is cooked, remove it from the skillet and set aside.
  • STEP 8.Pour the pesto sauce into the skillet and heat over low heat.
  • STEP 9.Return the chicken to the skillet and coat it with the pesto sauce.
  • STEP 10.Cook for an additional 2-3 minutes, or until the chicken is heated through.
  • STEP 11.Serve the Pesto Pollo Genovese with pasta or roasted vegetables.
  • STEP 12.Garnish with additional Parmesan cheese and fresh basil, if desired.

Cooking Tips

  • Make sure to use fresh basil for the best flavor.
  • Toast the pine nuts before adding them to the pesto sauce for a nuttier taste.
  • If the pesto sauce is too thick, add a little more olive oil to thin it out.

Storage and Serving

  • Leftover Pesto Pollo Genovese can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
  • Reheat the chicken in a skillet over low heat until heated through.
  • Serve with fresh pasta or crusty bread for a delicious meal.
Nutrition
value
195
calories per serving
6 g Fat5 g Protein30 g Carbs4 g FiberOther

Current Totals

  • Fat
    6g
  • Protein
    5g
  • Carbs
    30g
  • Fiber
    4g

MacroNutrients

  • Carbs
    30g
  • Protein
    5g
  • Fiber
    4g

Fats

  • Fat
    6g

Vitamins & Minerals

  • Calcium
    109mg
  • Iron
    1mg
  • Vitamin A
    67mcg
  • Vitamin B1
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B2
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B3
    3mg
  • Vitamin B6
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B9
    40mcg
  • Vitamin B12
    0mcg
  • Vitamin C
    54mg
  • Vitamin E
    < 1mg
  • Copper
    < 1mcg
  • Magnesium
    57mg
  • Manganese
    < 1mg
  • Phosphorus
    122mg
  • Selenium
    3mcg
  • Zinc
    < 1mg
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. All nutritional information presented are estimates and not meant to substitute professional dietary advice or treatment
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Recipe By Slurrp