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Pesto Chicken

This is a picture-perfect keto diet meal: chicken breasts topped with mozzarella cheese and pesto sauce. Pesto, made from basil, olive oil, garlic, Parmesan cheese, and pine nuts adds rich, satiating, heart-healthy unsaturated fats to the dinner.

Prep
Cook
Serves 2people
Ingredients
For the Chicken
4
(6 oz) boneless, skinless chicken breasts
2
tbsp olive oil
1/2
tsp salt
1/4
tsp black pepper
1/2
cup basil pesto
4
oz fresh whole-milk mozzarella cheese, sliced
For Plating
6
cups baby arugula
1/4
cup chopped red onion
1/2
cup cherry tomatoes, halved
1/2
cup olive oil
2
tbsp white wine vinegar
Directions
1.
Prep the chicken. Preheat oven to 425°F. Line a rimmed sheet pan with parchment paper. Place chicken breasts in pan and coat with oil, salt, and pepper. Bake 20 to 24 minutes or until chicken is done (165°F).
2.
Top with cheese. Top chicken breasts with pesto and cheese. Bake 2 to 3 minutes longer or until cheese is melted.
3.
Plate and serve. Divide arugula and onion among serving plates. Top with chicken and tomatoes.
4.
Drizzle. In a small bowl, whisk together the remaining 1/2 cup olive oil and the vinegar; drizzle overall.

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