Prepare yourselves to witness one of the most flavorful and easy meals you can make.
(NOTE: I saw this recipe on a video, which I can no longer find, so if you know it…SHARE IT!)
What you’ll need:
8 chicken bone-in thighs or breasts
1 large or 2 medium sliced tomatoes
Grated cheese (any type that suits your fancy)
Place chicken, skin up (you can also use skinless chicken), in a well-buttered 9 x 13 pan. Smother with pesto:
Layer tomatoes on top of pesto:
Optional step: cover with Parmesan cheese:
Generously cover tomatoes with grated cheese (I used a mixture of Cheddar and Monterrey) and place in a 400° oven, uncovered:
Bake at 400° for 50-60 minutes if using bone-in chicken pieces or 40 minutes for boneless. Chicken is done when internal chicken temp reaches 165°.
Oh, momma! The cheese makes a crispy topping and the chicken is tender and flavorful.
We decided upon first bite that this is a new favorite recipe.
The great thing is you can easily make this for a large crowd. The presentation is impressive and the taste sophisticated…like us! (~snort~)
Whacha waiting on?
Get to impressin’!
Get to sophisticatin’!
Happy Pesto Chickening, y’all!