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Chicken caprese

  • Timer Prep 10 min
    Cook 30 min
  • Chart 343.0 cal/
    serving
  • Chef hat Easy
    effort

Preparation

Crush the garlic cloves. Cut into slices the mozzarella. Slice the ripe tomatoes. Juice the lemons.

Method

  1. 1 Heat the oven to 200°C/180°C fan/gas 6.
  2. 2 Heat 1 tbsp oil in a flame-proof shallow casserole.
  3. 3 Season the chicken with salt and pepper, and fry for 3-4 mins on one side, until golden.
  4. 4 Turn the chicken over and add the cherry tomatoes to the pan.
  5. 5 Fry with the chicken for 2-3 mins, until lightly blistered.
  6. 6 Stir through the garlic and remove from the heat.
  7. 7 Turn the chicken over again and sprinkle it with the chilli flakes.
  8. 8 Spread a quarter of the pesto onto each chicken breast, and top with the sliced mozzarella and tomato.
  9. 9 Drizzle with the remaining olive oil and bake for 18-20 mins, until the chicken is cooked through and the top is golden and melted.
  10. 10 Scatter with the basil leaves, drizzle over the lemon juice, and serve with baby spinach and rocket.