Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Pesto Dal Cuore


Ingredients

  • Chicken breast fillets
  • Creamy pesto mix packet
  • Avocado
  • Mozzarella slices
  • Wild mushroom ravioli
  • Marinated artichoke hearts
For tonight's dinner I thought I could make something Italian, for it is my favorite type of food to cook, and probably eat. Start by pre-heating the oven to 350. Once that’s out of the way start the pesto sauce in a small to medium sized pot. While it is cooking, lay the chicken breasts in a medium to large sized baking pan. As soon as the pesto reaches a creamy light consistency, drizzle about a quarter to a half of it over the chicken. Place the chicken in the oven and begin to boil water on the stove in a medium pot. Meanwhile, mash up the avocado in a small bowl and put the sauce back on the stove. Cook the ravioli according to package directions, but mix in the seasonings with the pesto. Add milk to the sauce until it reaches your preferred thickness. Once the sauce and raviolis are done take the chicken out of the oven. Change the settings to broil- Hi. Spoon a generous layer of the avocado on top of each chicken breast, topped with  slices of mozzarella cheese so it surrounded completely. Finish by arranging the ravioli and artichoke hearts around the chicken and pouring the sauce over it all. Place in the oven checking frequently until the cheese begins to fry. For a more crunchy texture, leave in a bit longer. Hopefully when you take this masterpiece out of the oven, you’re as stoked as I was to devour it. Be safe, you might go into food comma if you attempt to eat all of it, and enjoy!