Bacon Wrapped Pesto Chicken
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Here is another quick and easy toaster oven meal paired with farfelle tossed with pesto. This is actually my first attempt of baked bacon wrapped pesto chicken and I love how it tasted. Wrapping the bacon makes the chicken very moist and juicy.
Side note: You can totally make this for parties when chicken breast is on sale and in a large scale, bake in your oven.
Optional: If your chicken breast is not sliced thinly you can pound the meat but I ended up not doing so because my slices were thin.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15-20 minutes
Total Time: 25-30 minutes
Yield: 2-3 people
- 3 chicken breast
- dash salt and pepper
- 6 Tbsp pesto
- dash Mozzarella cheese
- 3 apple smoked bacon
- 6 wood skewers or toothpicks
- olive oil spray
- Slice your chicken breasts in half and marinate with dash of salt and pepper.
- Using your choice of bacon, cut 3 bacon pieces into 6 pieces. These will be used to wrap the chicken.
- Spread pesto on each chicken breast.
- I was low on mozzarella, so I only put a little on each.
- Begin to wrap chicken breast, and then wrap bacon around. Using wood skewer to keep in place (I ended up cutting the wood skewer smaller).
- Line your baking tray with foil and spray olive oil, or coat with a little olive oil. Bake your wrap at 450 degrees F for 15-20 minutes, or until ready. In the meantime, you can prepare a side dish (for me was the farfelle tossed with pesto).
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