WQED mobile
menu
close menu

AVAILABLE AT SHOP WQED

Season by Season with Chris Fennimore
Organized by spring, summer, fall and winter, this collection includes 36 months of Chris' recipes from Pittsburgh Magazine as well as many of his personal reflections.
(click here for details)

PESTO CHICKEN


Primary category: Entrees

Ingredients

6 boneless chicken breasts
6 TB pesto
2 TB olive oil
1 TB unsalted butter, softened
1 TB flour
1 cup dry white wine
Juice of 1 lemon
Salt and pepper

Procedure

Butterfly cut each chicken breast to create a very thin fillet. Pound lightly with a mallet or the side of a large knife.

Spread each fillet with 1 TB of the pesto and then roll up, tucking in the sides as you go. Close the edge with toothpicks or tie each bundle with kitchen twine.

Heat the olive oil in a 10" fry pan and brown the chicken breasts quickly on all sides. Remove the chicken from the pan and add the butter and flour to form a roux. Stir it over medium/high heat, scraping the bits and pieces of chicken from the bottom of the pan. Add the wine and the lemon juice and stir until the mixture comes to a boil.

Return the chicken to the pan, add the salt and pepper, cover and let simmer for about 30 minutes. Serve with rice, buttered noodles or orzo (rice shaped pasta). You can also slice these and serve at room temperature for a buffet.

RETURN TO ALL RECIPES

Pesto Chicken - NOTES

add your own note

This will be added to your recipes.

Pesto Chicken - REVIEWS

Facebook

 


featured specials

  • Portraits for the Homefront: The Story of Elizabeth Black
    The poignant story unfolds as we explore Black’s lost art career, seek out elderly veterans who encountered Miss Black on the battlefield, and present to amazed and appreciative families portraits that never arrived.
  • Classical Crossroads
    Where classical music crosses paths with rock and roll, world music, folk music and jazz. Listen to interviews with people who make good music here.

featured specials

  • Portraits for the Homefront: The Story of Elizabeth Black
    The poignant story unfolds as we explore Black’s lost art career, seek out elderly veterans who encountered Miss Black on the battlefield, and present to amazed and appreciative families portraits that never arrived.
  • Classical Crossroads
    Where classical music crosses paths with rock and roll, world music, folk music and jazz. Listen to interviews with people who make good music here.

featured specials