Caprese salad is one of my very favorite things to eat. I could throw tomato, cheese, and basil on anything at all and be happy for the entire week. If that describes you and you are looking for a fantastic, quick, and pretty meal to serve tonight, try Baked Pesto Caprese Chicken. You don’t need anything heavy or fried to enjoy dinner tonight and with just a few ingredients, this meal is 21 Day Fix Friendly, Keto Friendly, and a perfect clean diet eating that you do not have to have any guilt over.
Baked Pesto Caprese Chicken
- Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts
- Fresh Basil
- Fresh Mozzarella
- Sliced Tomatoes
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Looking for a clean eating, delicious and flavorful dinner that is friendly to nearly every lifestyle diet out there? Try Baked Pesto & Caprese Chicken, a hearty meal with perfectly baked chicken, fresh basil, a slice of tomato (optional) and some melty mozzarella.
How to bake:
Pile on your pesto, fresh basil, tomato and top with cheese.
You need to bake till internal temperature reaches 165 degrees.
Depending on your oven and cut of chicken, that could be 450 at 20 minutes or 400 degrees at 25 minutes.
Please check every 15 minutes to make sure you do not overcook.
Some cook at lower temperatures like 350 for 40 minutes, but caution that you could end up with dry chicken if not checked properly.
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