If you are among the staunch enthusiasts of a juicy delicious steak, then this is the recipe for you. One of the tastiest recipes for chicken breasts, suitable for summer, is also healthy and low in calories. Further, it's exceptionally easy to make and besides meat requires only 3 more ingredients. The result is beyond fantastic.
The chicken breasts need to be fresh and of high quality. The quantity depends on how many persons you're cooking for. The recipe listed uses 1 1/2 butterfly chicken breasts.
The tomatoes for this recipe need to be pink. They have more flavor and juice than other varieties. The pesto can be homemade or store-bought in a jar.
Homemade Pesto Sauce
Preparation: Blend the basil and pine nuts in a blender. Add the garlic and blend once again until you get a smooth paste. Slowly pour in the olive oil a little at a time and stir well. Finally add the parmesan, salt and black pepper to taste. Stir until you get a homogenous mixture.
Cut the chicken breasts into 2 equal halves. Smear the oven dish with a little oil. Olive oil is not a good idea in this case since it gives a different taste to the dish. Arrange the chicken breasts on top.
Smear the meat thoroughly with pesto sauce. Cut the tomatoes into round slices and arrange them on top.
Heat the oven to the maximum temperature. Bake the oven dish with the steaks about 20 min. at 374°F (190 °C). Once the meat is nearly cooked on the outside, take it out and grate cheese over it. Put it back in the oven for 5-10 min.