Chicken with Cheese and Pesto


  • 4 chicken filets
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • salt and pepper
  • pitted and chopped olives
  • 1 tomato sliced
  • 1 pepper sliced
  • 1 cup shredded cheese
  • Pesto sauce:
  • 1 cup fresh basil leaves
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 tbsp pine nuts


  1. Make small cuts in the chicken filets, season them with salt and pepper. Heat the olive oil in a pan and brown the chicken fillets on both sides. Place in a baking dish.
  2. Prepare the pesto sauce: In a food processor, mix all the ingredients until you have a smooth sauce.
  3. Spread the sauce on top of the chicken fillets. Place the tomato slices on top, then the pepper slices. Sprinkle the shredded cheese on top.
  4. Place in a preheated oven at 180ºC (350ºF) 10 to 15 mn or until cheese is melted.
  5. Serve with fries, rice or pasta.

Recipe and Photo: Chicho’s Kitchen / CC BY

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