A quick and delicious way to prepare chicken breasts – colorful pesto, bubbly mozzarella cheese, and a slice of fresh tomato. Family friendly and great for the end of a busy day.
Yields: Serves 4
Preheat broiler to high. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.
Heat a large saute pan over medium-high heat. Pat the chicken breasts dry and season them on both sides with salt and pepper. Swirl the pan with olive oil. Place the chicken breasts into the pan and sear on both sides until golden brown and almost cooked completely through, about 4-5 minutes per side (depending on thickness of the breasts).
Transfer the chicken to the prepared sheet pan. Spread the top of each breast with 1-2 tablespoons of pesto, followed by a slice of mozzarella and a slice of tomato. Season the tomatoes with salt and pepper. Place the chicken under the broiler and broil until the cheese is melted and bubbly and the chicken is cooked through, watching carefully, about 2-3 minutes. Serve promptly.