Most of the time, I have enough pre-made foods ready in my refrigerator, so I don’t have to worry about cooking a whole lot during the week for dinner. But if I ran out of things, this 25-minute pesto chicken saves the night.
This simple Pesto Chicken Breast is pretty much the easiest dinner you could think of, if you have two things in your kitchen: Chicken and pesto.
If you’re not afraid to put in some work, you can, of course, make pesto yourself. I’ve done it before, but this time I relied on store bought pesto.
A true health nut would’t do that, but what can I say–I don’t think that getting super detailed and anxious about every little bite is any more healthy than saving your mind from all obsessing. Besides, it saves you a lot of time.
What you serve this meal is up to you. I went with green salad and roasted sweet potatos.
Lots of Protein and Good Fats
While I don’t count calories or macros, I still know how nutritious most foods are. For example, chicken breasts are one of the easiest and in my opinion, tastiest ways to get a lot of protein to your plate.
How much, depends on the size of the breast of course, but one average chicken breast gives you about 35 grams of protein, which is really awesome.
If possible, always use free-range organic chicken that is free or hormones and antibiotics that you really don’t want into your body.
Pesto is made of pine nuts, olive oil and Parmesan cheese, so using that is a great way to up the fat content of this meal. Because it’s not all about protein–even if you want to lose fat, never try to leave fats out from your diet!