Friday, April 28, 2017

One Pan Wonder ~ Pesto Chicken

Ah yes, those meals that dirty only one pan.
Gotta love 'em.
One of my favorite is Pesto Chicken.
I will delve right in and let you get to cookin'.
First start by putting a generous amount of butter 
in the frying pan on medium heat.

(Note: this can be done in the oven and is equally delicious, but more difficult to take pictures as I go so I used the stove top this time.  If you use the oven, it would be a hot oven about 400 degrees.)
Then, add the chicken and sprinkle with garlic salt and pepper.
Once you turn it, wait until the second side is about half way done.

Then spread pesto over each piece.
The one piece here was thicker so wasn't quite ready.
Then add either sliced fresh tomatoes or canned diced tomatoes.
I have lots of diced and no fresh tomatoes at the moment 
so I used diced. 
This part really is better in the oven because 
the tomatoes become "oven roasted."
That translates to oh deliciouso!

Let the chicken finish cooking and tomatoes heat up.
That should give you just enough time to get your plate
and a good handful of spinach.
When the chicken is cooked through,
use a spatula to place it on the bed of spinach.
This is one of my favorite one dish wonders (meals using only one pan.)
I like to make extra in order to take some for lunch the next day too.

And one other little note:
I could probably eat pesto from the jar.
That song "You had me at hello" I sing as "You had me at basil."
I am hoping to make my own pesto this year if my basil cooperates.
That means I have to not eat it when I'm in the garden:)
That said, use as much or as little pesto as you desire, 
keeping in mind it does get milder as it cooks.

Also, I'm having some issues with photos and preview on my computer
so these photos are unmarked and unedited~ sorry.
I looked up the issue online, and there was some colorful language
describing the problem so hopefully I can get it figured out soon.


  1. your chicken looks yummy only problem I dislike garlic and pesto! but could always substitute the pesto for something else and leave out the garlic.One pan is ideal so helps the washing up.

  2. This looks delicious and easy! My type of meal! I will also take it on that pretty plate! :) I made a sourdough pizza last night with pureed basil, garlic and olive oil as the sauce... followed by tomatoes, ground pepper and mozzarella cheese. Yes, that was pretty tasty too! Basil, garlic and tomatoes = amazing!

  3. One pan /pot meals are the best. It looks so yummy.

  4. Your chicken recipe looks so yummy. Thanks for sharing at You’re The Star,

  5. This looks absolutely delicious!! (found you over at Bees, Birds, Berries and Blooms)

  6. Thankyou for the recipe. I love one pot dishes for weeknights especially. Those throw in the oven tray bakes are another favourite.


  7. Love quick weeknight meals! I would love you to share this on Smell Good Sunday http://jaytriedandtrue.blogspot.com/2017/04/smell-good-sunday-18.html

  8. YUM! That does look really good and easy too :)

    Have a beautiful weekend!

  9. Oh my goodness that meal looked good and I am totally in love with the plate it was on!

  10. That looks and sounds absolutely delicious. I will have to try the recipe. Thank you. That is the most beautiful plate I have ever seen! Nothing like quality china...