This quick Easy Baked Pesto Chicken recipe comes together in about 30 minutes! Can’t beat that. I love it because I almost always have these ingredients on hand so it’s a good last minute dinner.
Have you ever fasted? I’m LDS, and we fast for 2 meals on the first Sunday of every month.
Here’s how you know you’re fasting:
- Somehow everything smells like chocolate doughnuts
- the chewed-on crusts from your kid’s abandoned sandwiches suddenly look like the most delicious food you have ever seen in your life.
- the smell of the crock pot that you inevitably prepared feels like it is actually going to knock you out.
It’s kind of pathetic how hard fasting is for me. If I’m not being careful, I get super grumpy and lethargic. Only 2 meals! Fasting is not easy…but it is a choice.
I recently read a story about a girl who trained herself to “not think about food” every day until school was over, so that she could focus on not failing out. She’s an American, and she grew up hungry. It was not a choice for her.
And it’s not a choice for way too many kids in our country. I can hardly believe this, but 3 out of 5 elementary teachers say they regularly see kids come to school hungry.
Nobody wants that. Safeway is running their Hunger Is campaign this September, and if you want to help there are two ways: you can donate at the checkout in participating stores (Albertsons, Safeway, Randalls, etc.)
Or you can buy products from participating brands–awesome brands that you already use, like Con Agra (Marie Calender’s, Healthy Choice, Bertolli’s and PF Changs), Coke, Unilever (with brands like Best Foods and Breyers), Kellogg’s, and Campbell’s. For each product purchased, a meal will be earned for a hungry child.
That’s not hard, right? Certainly not as hard as going a whole school day with nothing to eat.
I used Best Foods mayonnaise in this recipe. It’s a classic: you’ve heard about putting mayo on poultry right? I’ve even seen recipes for Thanksgiving turkeys that call for mayonnaise. I’m tell you, its amazing and makes the chicken so moist.
I mixed it with pesto first and sprinkled some panko on top, which added such great flavor and the perfect crunch. I always have this stuff in my kitchen, so it’s a perfect crap-it’s-5pm-again-where’s-dinner meal. I also included a little recipe for some pasta I made on my second trial. I didn’t get any pictures, but it was so good that I didn’t want to forget what I did.
Other easy chicken recipes!
Prosciutto Wrapped Chicken with Asparagus: (one of the top recipes on The Food Charlatan!)
Garlic Lime Chicken: <<one of those delicious, stupid easy recipes :)
More easy chicken recipes from friends:
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Albertsons Safeway . The opinions and text are all mine. Of course!