Cheesy Italian Chicken

This skillet chicken is everything you love about Italian is really adorable and preferable in this country, really wears a refined taste.

Cheesy Italian Chicken

Cheesy Italian Chicken


skinless, boneless chicken breasts
kosher salt
Freshly ground black pepper
3 tbsp. olive oil (divided)
1/2 c. prepared pesto
tomato, sliced
slices mozzarella
basil leaves
3/4 lb. spaghetti, cooked
Juice of 1 lemon
1/2 c. finely grated Parmesan



  1. Heat about 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
  2. Season both sides of chicken with salt and pepper and add to the skillet. Sear until the chicken is golden on one side, about 6 minutes.
  3. Flip chicken and spoon about 2 tablespoons of pesto over each chicken breast. Continue cooking for another 3-4 minutes to sear the other side, then top each serving with cheese and a slice of tomato. Cover the pan and cook until the chicken is cooked through and the cheese has melted, about 3-4 minutes more depending on the size of your chicken breasts.
  4. While the chicken is cooking, toss pasta with lemon juice, remaining olive oil and Parmesan. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  5. Serve chicken over pasta. Sprinkle each tomato slice with salt and pepper garnish with a basil leaf. Spoon leftover pesto sauce on top, if desired.

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