Pesto Mushroom Chicken

Pesto Mushroom Chicken

"My husband is an avid hunter, so we enjoy lots of game, But when I cook chicken, this is the recipe I turn to. Pesto, cheese and mushrooms make it special. --Jennifer Tomlinson, Hamilton, Montana"
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25 m servings
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  1. Flatten chicken to 1/4-in. thickness; sprinkle with salt and pepper. In a large skillet, cook chicken in 1 tablespoon oil for 5-10 minutes on each side or until juices run clear.
  2. Meanwhile, for pesto, combine the basil, nuts, garlic, salt and Parmesan cheese in a blender or food processor; cover and process until well blended. While processing, gradually add remaining oil in a stream. Spoon over chicken. Top each with a slice of mozzarella. Sprinkle mushrooms around chicken. Cover and cook for 5 minutes or until cheese is melted and mushrooms are tender.

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OH MY GOODESS!!! This recipe was WONDERFUL! Not only does it get 5 stars for taste, it gets 5 for eye appeal. Only thing I did differently was, I used toasted pine nut instead of walnuts. Just a...

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The more I try things here the more I have become dubious of the 4-4.5 star rating. This dish was good, but not "fabulous" or mind blowing. Definitley contingent on the quality of your pesto, so...

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OH MY GOODESS!!! This recipe was WONDERFUL! Not only does it get 5 stars for taste, it gets 5 for eye appeal. Only thing I did differently was, I used toasted pine nut instead of walnuts. Just a...

I don't give many 5 stars but this was delicious although a tad oily. I made as stated, except for 3 *preference* changes:I sauteed the mushrooms prior in a little of the pesto. 2)Seasoned the c...

I modified this recipe a bit and it was deLICIOUS! So I made my homemade pesto and pounded the breasts out as in the recipe, but instead of cooking seperatly, I rolled it up, seared it and finis...

Great stuff! The only change I made was to sub pine nuts for the walnuts. Oh and one tablespoon of the oil in the pesto was walnut oil. :) No leftovers!

We thought this was really good. The only thing I found it to be a bit salty, next time I'll either decrease or omit the salt. It was so easy to prepare for such an impressive looking meal!

I made a lazy version of this using prepared pesto sauce. Delicious. Absolutely delicious and very easy.

The more I try things here the more I have become dubious of the 4-4.5 star rating. This dish was good, but not "fabulous" or mind blowing. Definitley contingent on the quality of your pesto, so...

Absolutely loved this recipe Jennifer and so did everyone else in my family. So easy yet certainly company worthy. Due to raw walnut allergies, the only thing I did was toast the nuts before mak...

very tasty! i used the prepared pesto like another rater did and *gasp* forgot the mushrooms. those are usually staples in my house. i also used shredded cheese that i had on hand instead of sli...

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