We can never have too many delicious and quick chicken recipes, can we?! You’ll love this healthy, juicy Italian Baked Chicken Recipe. Boneless skinless chicken breasts prepared with a simple spice mixture, garlic and olive oil, and finished with fresh parsley and basil! Afraid to serve dry chicken breasts? Be sure to check out my tips and watch the video at the bottom of this post.
Boneless skinless chicken breasts a great source of lean protein, that’s why they are a dieter’s best friend. They are also convenient. They may even look less intimating to cook than say bone-in chicken thighs (this cilantro lime chicken is my favorite thigh recipe, by the way).
But, even renowned chefs will tell you that boneless skinless chicken breasts are the least forgiving. Let’s face it, they can just be plain boring and, often times, dry.
Not this Italian baked chicken recipe. Just a few tips ensure this easy baked chicken recipe is flavorful and juicy. You’ve got this, trust me!
Preparation time is 20 minutes
The cooking time is 30 minutes
Makes 2 people
4 tablespoons of toasted almonds
1 package 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, chopped into thick slices
4 lemons, divided into halves
2 chicken breast, seasoned with salt and pepper, mixed lettuce, to serve
How to prepare :
Grilled chicken with Italian bread with pesto sauce
1 – Mash the roasted almonds in a food processor, add the chopped parsley, slowly pour olive oil and water, and add the lemon zest Season the pesto sauce with salt and pepper until mixture is well blended.
2 – Cut Italian bread, zucchini and red onions into thick slices. Add the halves of the lemon, stir the mixture with the olive oil, and season with salt and pepper. Grill the mixture until the vegetables are soft, and the lemon and bread are slightly grilled.
3 – Season the chicken breasts with salt and pepper and grill until soft. Brush the bread with the pesto sauce. The chicken dish is served with baladi lettuce.