Who's planning their weekly menu, trying to find something new to try? I've got something for you!
One of the first recipes I blogged about was my beloved Foil Packet Salmon. It is a favorite around our house, but I understand not everyone is a seafood lover like me, so I tweaked it a little and made a chicken version. It was a hit among my little family. Here's the good news: this is low carb and Trim Healthy Mama friendly, but like all my THM recipe, it doesn't taste healthy at all! If you are new here and want to read how I lost seventeen pounds in three months, click here.
Let's get started! You will need: boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cherry tomatoes (I'm not a tomato person, but trust me, it's good combined with everything), jarred pesto, shredded mozzarella cheese, shredded parmesan cheese, salt and pepper.
I spooned pesto over the top of each chicken breast and sliced the tomatoes in half and spread them across the pesto. Mark said he thinks the chicken would have had more flavor if we would have marinaded it before cooking. I told Mark,
These measurements are detailed and technical, so pay close attention (please, note the sarcasm). I grab a handful of mozzarella and place over each chicken breasts, then lightly sprinkle a little bit of shredded parmesan on top of the mozzarella. It's all very technical...
Then bake at 400 degrees for 40 minutes, or until chicken is done.
It looked yummy when it came out of the oven, but I thought it needed just a hint of acidity to it, so I whipped up a balsamic reduction to drizzle on top. I'm a HUGE fan of the store Oil & Vinegar, so of course, I opted for one of their yummy balsamic vinegars (No, this is not a sponsored post, I'm just slightly obsessed with their products).
To make a balsamic reduction, pour about a cup into a sauce pan and bring to a boil. Once it is boiling, reduce the heat and simmer 10 minutes or until it is a syrup consistency. Then drizzle over the chicken.
I served mine over a bed of quinoa with green beans. I hope you will check it out and let me know what you think!
This week, I'm linking up with the following fabulous bloggers:
Tasty Tuesday at Barnabas Lane
Alesha & Mary at Delicious Dish Tuesday
Tasy Tuesday at Creative K Kids
Lori at Tickle My Tastebuds Tuesday
Kathe & Kim at You're Going to Love It Tuesday
Abby at The Alder Collective
The Bajan Texas at Pin Worthy Wednesday
Buns in My Oven for What's Cookin' Wednesday
Ashleigh at Wonderful Wednesday
Check their blogs out for more recipe ideas. Have a great week!