If you were wondering what I was up to since the last time I posted, I have been reading The Hunger Games trilogy! It took me about a week and a half to read the first book, but I DEVOURED the second book and read it in a day and a half. I'm already a few chapters into the third book and I just love them all! We saw the movie yesterday and we both LOVED it. I have to thank my brother for buying me the trilogy set and my mom for telling him he should get it for me for my birthday since I probably wouldn't have read it without that happening. I don't really conform to most popular books/movies, so this was new for me! (I haven't read the Twilight series nor have I seen the movies, for example).
Since today is Easter, we decided to do our new recipe for the week today! Although, we don't really celebrate Easter but having a nice meal is always welcome! I found this recipe and liked that it only had a few ingredients.
Baked Pesto Chicken
Doesn't look like much, but it tasted great!
Chicken breast tenderloin (we just used an amount that seemed appropriate)
Knorr Pesto sauce mix (followed the instructions on the package)
Very simple! The original recipe has you use chicken breasts cut into strips, but we already had some chicken breast tenderloins in the refrigerator so we just went with those! The original recipe also has a link for a pesto sauce but the mix works for us.
After making the pesto mix, we spread some on the bottom of a glass baking dish. The tenderloins were placed on top of that and then topped with some more pesto sauce.
Sorry if you don't like raw meat photos!
After covering the dish with tinfoil, we placed it into a 375 degree oven and baked for 25-30 minutes.
Uncovering the dish, we put some mozzarella cheese on top and put it back in the oven for 10 minutes. The original recipe has you change the setting to broil in the last 5 minutes, which we did. This helps brown the cheese a little bit.
Time to go back in the oven
Ready to eat!
We decided to serve our chicken with pasta and used some of the leftover sauce with it.
This recipe was really good! We will definitely make it again since it is relatively easy to make. I love that the chicken only requires a few ingredients and with some added pasta it is a great meal.
Do you celebrate Easter? If so, what was your Easter meal?