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So, now, let’s talk about today’s recipe – Basil Pesto Chicken with Sundried Tomatoes. I’m a sucker for stuffed chicken. To be honest, I’m a sucker for chicken in general, but what better way to spruce it up than to stuff it? Amirite? For some reason I always get the feeling that stuffed chicken, or anything stuffed for that matter, is considered to be too much effort for the everyday meal. That’s very sad, because in reality, stuffed chicken is an incredibly quick and easy thing to do. The only extra effort needed is pounding the chicken, which isn’t a lot of effort at all actually. You get to cook, and hammer out your frustrations on a piece of chicken. Two birds with one stone. Everybody wins!
With our Basil Pesto Stuffed Chicken with Sundried Tomatoes, we only use five ingredients (aren’t five ingredient recipes just the best?). So, we decided to stuff our chicken breasts with basil pesto and sundried tomatoes. Both strong, but incredibly delicious flavors on their own – and even better together. Fresh mozzarella cheese tones it down a little bit and binds everything together. There’s a lot of amazing flavor combinations out there, but I have to say that this one right here is one of my very favorites.
Since it’s currently full blown scorching summer in South Africa, this is perfect with our Delightful Cucumber Salad, but if you live somewhere where you’re freezing your booty off, have it with our super creamy Cauliflower Mash (used in our cottage pie recipe). It’ll be great however you decide to serve it, though. With these flavors, you can’t go wrong. Happy cooking! P.S. How is it December already??
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