Parmesan-crusted chicken breasts

Yield: 6 Servings

Measure Ingredient
6 tablespoons Purchased pesto
1½ cup Parmesan cheese; grated (about 6 ounces)
6 \N Chicken breast halves
\N \N Olive oil
\N \N Assorted fresh herb sprigs (optional)

Combine pesto and 2 tablespoons cheese in small bowl. Place remaining cheese in shallow dish. Rub pesto mixture under skin and over chicken (about 1 generous tablespoon per breast). Season with pepper. Place chicken meat side down on cheese; press to adhere. Refrigerate uncovered for 1 hour. (Can be prepared 4 hours ahead. Cover).

Preheat oven to 425 deg. F. Transfer chicken to baking sheet. Bake 15 minutes. Drizzle chicken lightly with oil and cook until crusty and cooked through, about 10 minutes. Garnish with assorted herbs if desired and serve.

Recipe By : Bon Appetit

Posted to MC-Recipe Digest V1 #313 Date: Mon, 25 Nov 1996 10:49:38 -0800 From: Greg Hastings <ghasting@...>

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