You can never have too many quick and delicious chicken recipes! You’ll love this healthy and juicy Italian baked chicken recipe. Boneless, skinless chicken breasts prepared with a simple blend of spices, garlic and olive oil, and finished with fresh parsley and basil! Afraid of serving dry chicken breasts? Don’t forget to check out my tips and watch the video at the bottom of this post.
Boneless, skinless chicken breasts are an excellent source of lean protein, which is why they are a diet’s best friend. They’re also convenient. They can even seem less intimidating to cook than bone-in chicken thighs (that lime and cilantro chicken is my favourite recipe for thighs).
But even top chefs will tell you that boneless, skinless chicken breasts are the least forgiving. Let’s face it, they can be just plain boring and often dry.
Not this Italian baked chicken recipe. Just a few tips will make this easy baked chicken recipe tasty and juicy. You got it, trust me!
the ingredients :
4 tablespoons of toasted almonds
1 packet of fresh parsley, chopped
4 tablespoons of olive oil
4 tablespoons of water
2 teaspoons grated lemon salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
1/2 Italian baking tray
2 medium zucchini pieces
2 red onions, thickly sliced
4 lemons, divided in two
2 chicken breasts, seasoned with salt and pepper, mixed salad, to serve
How to prepare
Grilled chicken with Italian pesto bread
Crush the toasted almonds in a food processor, add the chopped parsley, slowly pour in the olive oil and water, and add the lemon zest. Season the pesto sauce with salt and pepper until well blended.
Cut the Italian bread, zucchini and red onions into thick slices. Add the lemon halves, mix with the olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Toast the mixture until the vegetables are tender and the lemon and bread are lightly toasted.
Season the chicken breasts with salt and pepper and grill until tender. Brush the bread with the pesto sauce. The chicken dish is served with baladi lettuce.