Pesto Chicken with Whole Wheat noodles

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Pesto Chicken with Whole Wheat noodles
 
Who doesn't love Pesto? This is a fast easy recipe that will please everyone.
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Recipe type: Main
Ingredients
  • For the Pesto
  • 2 cups packed fresh basil leaves
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • ¼ cup pine nuts
  • ½ cup extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • ½ cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • Whole wheat noodles of your choice
  • 2 large boneless/skinless chicken breasts
  • ¼ cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
  • 4 lemon slices
Instructions
  1. Combine the basil, garlic, and pine nuts in a food processor and pulse until coarsely chopped. Add ½ cup of the oil and process until fully incorporated and smooth. Season with salt and pepper.
  2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In a small baking dish, lightly spray with cooking spray and lay the chicken breast inside the pan, lightly salt and pepper the chicken on both sides. Spread some pesto on one side of the chicken and sprinkle with parmesan cheese. Lay two slices of lemon on top of each chicken breast. Cover dish with aluminum foil and bake for 35 minutes. Less time if using small breasts. When finished, remove the lemon slices and discard.
  3. Meanwhile, in a large pot, bring water to boil and cook the noodles as directed. Drain and toss the noodles with left over Pesto.
  4. Slice the chicken in strips and place on top of the pesto noodles.