Pesto Chicken with Blistered Tomatoes

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9 April 2017, Comments: Comments Off on Pesto Chicken with Blistered Tomatoes


2 1/2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
4 (6-oz.) skinless, boneless chicken breasts, pounded to 1-in. thickness
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
1/2 teaspoon black pepper, divided
1/4 cup whole-wheat panko (Japanese breadcrumbs)
2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
1 tablespoon unsalted butter, melted
6 tablespoons spinach pesto (from Spinach Pesto Pasta with Shrimp
3 cups multicolored cherry tomatoes
1 garlic clove, thinly sliced
1 teaspoon red wine vinegar
calories 419
fat 22.7 g
satfat 5.5 g
monofat 10.6 g
polyfat 4 g
protein 43 g
carbohydrate 11 g
fiber 3 g
cholesterol 137 mg
iron 2 mg
sodium 525 mg
calcium 95 mg
sugars 4 g
Est. Added Sugars 0 g
How to Make It

Preheat broiler to high.
Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large ovenproof skillet over medium-high. Sprinkle chicken with 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Add chicken to pan; cook 5 minutes on each side. Remove pan from heat.
Combine panko, cheese, and butter in a bowl. Spread pesto evenly over chicken in pan; top with panko mixture, pressing to adhere. Place pan in oven; broil 2 minutes or until browned.
Heat remaining 1 1/2 tablespoons oil in a skillet over medium-high. Add tomatoes; cook 6 minutes or until softened. Add garlic; cook 30 seconds, stirring constantly. Stir in remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt, remaining 1/4 teaspoon pepper, and vinegar. Serve with chicken.
Cooking Light AG