Saturday, September 19, 2015

Saturday Recipe

This is a recipe which appeared on Facebook this week. Several of us were interested in it. What we saw was a video showing 4 ingredients. I decided to try it for supper on Friday night. Couple of slight alterations - I did not have, and do not much like, basil pesto, and I didn't have any Mozzarella in house. There were no quantities given either but....

Tomato, Pesto Chicken with Cheese.

4 Chicken breasts
Place them in a casserole, in one layer.
Cover the chicken breasts with basil pesto, I used asparagus pesto which I make during asparagus season.
Slice Roma tomatoes and cover the chicken breasts with them.
Sprinkle with grated mozzarella - I used cheddar.

Place in a 400°F oven for 40 minutes.

I served it with sautéed snow peas and we both enjoyed it. Certainly a dish we shall be doing again.
















Have a great weekend.
 

32 comments:

  1. I'm loving all the suggestions of recipes you give Jo - that one sounds worth trying and I like the fact that it's so few ingredients.

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    1. This was incredibly simple and good to eat Fil. We both thought it needed a little salt though and Matt, being a pepper freak, added pepper to his.

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  2. Does pesto have to have nuts? I've never been a fan of the basil kind. My dad used to use pine nuts but I'm afraid to try it b/c of my nut allergy.

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    1. Your dad sounds like he was a very good cook JoJo. The basil pesto does contain pine nuts. The asparagus pesto calls for walnuts but I use pecans. Are you really allergic to all nuts or just to peanuts which aren't really nuts at all?

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  3. Great to see your food.

    I don't eat pine nuts but I will blitz my own basil and garlic for a yummy topping.

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    1. Hope you enjoy it Ivy. I must admit I liked the asparagus pesto version.

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    2. I do a kale one too. Really, I won't ever eat pine nuts but I will use cashews or other things I have about. I just chuck it in and blitz.

      Fun stuff.

      Bought a new to me potato yesterday at the market. Named: Jersey White Sweet Potato. Three bucks for two big ones. A little high for my pocket but we'll give it a go and see how it cooks.

      Asparagus from Peru still all over our stores. I had some awhile back and it was tasty. Not nearly as your farmer guys, but it did the job, health-wise.

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    3. Not sure I would like a kale one Ivy. I use pecans in pesto too.

      Never heard of that potato. Maybe I will try some asparagus, not sure where it comes from, but I really don't like having to break off the ends.

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  4. This looks delicious, Jo! Lovely presentation, too. :)

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  5. Looks and sounds delicious. I love chicken and this recipe is right up my street (as the saying goes).

    Have a lovely weekend.

    All the best Jan

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    1. We certainly enjoyed it Jan. I was a bit concerned it would dry out whilst cooking, but actually, quite the opposite.

      All the best to you too.

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  6. Hi human, Jo,

    That's a pawesome recipe! Especially the chicken and cheese part. Have a lovely rest of the weekend, my human friend.

    Pawsitive wishes and doggy kisses,

    Penny xx

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    1. But Penny, it's the pesto and tomato that makes the recipe different and delicious. Not really a doggy dish though although my Alsatians would have eaten it.

      Pawsitive wishes and doggy kisses to you too.

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  7. This looks rather tasty. I am going to have to try it out.

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    1. Hi Brandon, haven't seen you around for a while. Do try this dish, it's good.

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    2. I know I was on a bit of a hiatus, but I am back. I told my wife we are doing this Friday.

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    3. Hope you enjoy it as much as we did Brandon

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  8. That looks very good! Thanks for sharing the recipe.

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  9. This sounds yummy for my tummy:)

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    1. It was yummy for our tummies Birgit.

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  10. I love basil pesto but the snow peas look like a snappy substitute! Yum. Cheesey goodness!

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    1. Ii used pesto Pinky, just not basil pesto. The snow peas were a side. It was very good.

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  11. Simple yet tasty! Been seeing this simple four item recipe a lot on Facebook and we're going to make this sometime this week.

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    1. As yo say Stephen, simple yet tasty. Of course FB is where I got it from

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