How to make it

  • 1. In a food processor, combine basil, salt, garlic, pepper and pine nuts. Pulse to until the basil mixture is finely chopped.
  • 2. Turn the food processor on and add the olive oil slowly until the basil mixture is at the desired consistency. Add butter and cheese. Pulse until the cheese and butter are blended into the basil mixture. This makes 1 1/2 cups of pesto. Remaining pesto can be stored in the refrigerator for up to a week.
  • 3. Preheat the oven to 375. Lay and overlap 3 slices of prosciutto on a clean work surface.
  • 4. Place a chicken breast on one end of the prosciutto square. Using a sharp knife create a pocket in the side of the chicken breast. Spoon some of the pesto into the slit.
  • 5. Spoon some dijon mustard on the top of the chicken breast and spread it evenly. Sprinkle black pepper on top of the dijon mustard.
  • 6. Wrap the prosciutto around the chicken breast. Place the chicken breast on a baking sheet, seam side down. Repeat for remaining chicken breasts.
  • 7. Bake chicken breasts until they are cooked through and golden brown; about 20 minutes. Let the chicken rest for 5 minutes before serving.
  • 8. Combine the chicken pan juices and 1/4 cup of the pesto in a saucepan over medium heat. Cook for 1 minute.
  • 9. Add the cream and bring the sauce to boil. Reduce the heat and let the sauce simmer. Cook until the sauce is reduced by half. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  • 10. To serve the chicken, slice each breast into 1-inch medallions. Transfer to a plate and top with the pesto cream sauce. Sprinkle the top with pine nuts

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  • lishakay 2 years ago
    oh boy this looks fantastic!!
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  • JS_ 4 years ago
    yum
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    " It was excellent "
    urkyle ate it and said...
    WUUUW!!1 this looks good, oy
    definate 5 from me , will try soon
    Thanks
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  • omochi 5 years ago
    This was awesome. Definitely an instant favorite! Thanks so much for the recipe.
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    " It was excellent "
    terryr ate it and said...
    Looks like a winner! Many thanks!
    TerryR
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    " It was excellent "
    californiacook ate it and said...
    Found this in a search. Realize it's been awhile. Hope you will share more recipes. This looks Fab!
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    " It was excellent "
    mjcmcook ate it and said...
    ~Hello~
    Thank-you so much for sharing a truly
    "5"FORK!!!!! recipe ~
    I love Pesto & Chicken and then when these
    ingredients are combined with 'Cream'~
    "OOh-La-La"~
    ~~~~~~~~~~ MERRY CHRISTMAS ~~~~~~~~~
    ~*~ mj ~*~
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  • binky67 6 years ago
    This sounds so awesome and looks great too :-)
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    " It was excellent "
    mamalou ate it and said...
    This looks delicious! I love pesto!
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    " It was excellent "
    glennk ate it and said...
    Elegant, easy, these are the types of dishes that make you a star in the eyes of your friends and family. Super recipe thanks and have a beautiful sunday. Glenn
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    " It was excellent "
    momo_55grandma ate it and said...
    love the flavor and combo. on this thanks bunches
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