HOMEMADE PESTO & CHICKEN PESTO BAKE RECIPE

HOMEMADE PESTO & CHICKEN PESTO BAKE RECIPE

October 27, 2019 84 By William Morgan


Howdy folks how is it going welcome to my
virgin kitchen it is Barry here, today I am
showing you how to make your very own homemade
pesto plus following it up with some chicken
and gooey mozzarella for a pesto cheesy chicken
bake that you will love that is so easy to
make you are just going to love me in fact
the only thing you may hate about this recipe
is possibly having pesto teeth which can happen
if you get it you know like the pirate thing
all that stuff, but if you want to have a
go hit pause on the video now it is so easy
to make your own pesto do it sell it put it
on ebay and make loads of money for yourself
and then retire, yeah.
Toast the pine nuts first of all you want
to keep them moving for a couple of minutes
try and get them over a medium flame with
a nice mixture of light and golden brown colours,
then all you want to do then is tip them into
your food processor. Yep that is right we
are using a food processor today but you could
use an old school pestle and mortar if you
want to be rustic in fact I do not know which
one is the mortar and the pestle but if you
know let me know down below but this doing
it in the food processor is a little quicker
a little cleaner and all that stuff it is
kind of cool, so what you want to do is follow
up with your parmesan your freshly picked
basil, now basil for me is a cool thing as
it is like my nickname and having a herb named
after me is quite special have you got a herb
named after you? Probably not unless your
name is rosemary or parsley something like
that anyhow follow up by adding the olive
oil in there and whizzing it until nice and
combined and quite green looking.
Now you can adjust the thickness of it by
tweaking the olive oil and the basil and nuts
cheese for the flavour you could add other
things in there like onions and garlic, whatever
you want to do to enhance that flavour, but
with it all whizzed up it is effectively done
and quite a mild pesto, I decided to season
mine with a little bit of black pepper and
some lemon zest on there too stir that through
and it will store in a jar for 2 weeks, and
that is how I made my homemade pesto.
So with our homemade pesto done, what are
we going to make with it, we are going to
make a fantastic gooey cheesy pesto chicken
bake with it check this out. Give a baking
dish a good old greasing of butter, then sprinkle
on any extra parmesan if you have got that
it is optional just because we had it for
making the pesto but it will enhance the flavour
smear on a good bed of pesto on the bottom
of that dish and then lay some chicken strips
down, if using a chicken breast maybe cut
them in half you want them nice and thin so
they cook quick, spread your remaining pesto
on top and cover that in foil and bake for
a good 20 minutes.
With the 20 minutes up remove the foil and
sprinkle on some mozzarella return it in the
oven again with the foil off then just bake
for 5 minutes to seal that cheese on there
oh my goodness that is looking good and bubbling
away already. All you want to do is whack
that under the grill to brown off your cheese
and take it out. Oooh yeah can you hear that
oh my goodness, listen to this�. Serve it
with anything you like I served mine in a
big old dish, try and scrape up some of those
lovely pesto, cheesy juices at the bottom
sprinkle that on top and get some nice rice
alongside it but you could have some salad,
pretty much whatever you like, anyhow lets
taste it. Oh my goodness it tastes amazing
and I may have pesto teeth right now I do
not care it tastes that good, the chicken
is moist and tender that pesto flavour has
really gotten in there and tastes even better
because we have made it fresh from scratch,
the basil and the nuts and the parmesan really
working together and the mozzarella compliments
it perfectly so if you have a go at this recipe,
send me a picture @myvirginkitchen I love
to see what you guys have been making.
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