Pesto Caprese Chicken in Foil — Damn Delicious

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Pesto Caprese Chicken in Foil

Dinner has never been easier with these foil packets – simple wrap and bake. SO EASY! And the leftovers taste even better!

Cooking at home has many benefits – it’s budget-friendly, it’s healthier, and you know exactly what’s going into your dish. But my favorite part about dinner is the epic lunch leftovers the next day.

Now there’s no need to stand in line for 20 minutes during your lunch break for that Chinese chicken salad with only 4 bites of chicken because with Reynolds™ heat & eat disposable containers, lunch leftovers has never been easier, or tastier.

These containers are a safe alternative to plastic containers, ideal for reheating in the microwave. They’re heat/leak-resistant, and they can easily go from freezer, to fridge, to microwave. That pretty much means you don’t have to bring home those dirty, smelly lunch containers anymore. Simply pack, microwave and dispose. Just be sure to remove the lid prior to reheating.

And I promise you. You’ll get some dirty, jealous looks when you walk into the office with this – chicken breasts topped with pesto (homemade or store-bought), fresh tomatoes (sun-dried tomatoes can be substituted) and melted mozzarella cheese.

It’s unbelievable quick and easy, made right in foil packets making it super easy for individual serving or for packing up your lunch!

Pesto Caprese Chicken in Foil

Yield: 4 servings

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes

Dinner has never been easier with these foil packets – simple wrap and bake. SO EASY! And the leftovers taste even better!

Ingredients:

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 cup pesto, homemade or store-bought
  • 2 Roma tomatoes, sliced
  • 4 ounces fresh mozzarella cheese, cut into 4 slices
  • 1/4 cup basil leaves, chiffonade

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Cut four sheets of foil, about 12-inches long. Add chicken to the center of each foil; season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  3. Fold up all 4 sides of each foil packet. Top chicken with pesto, tomatoes and mozzarella.
  4. Fold the sides of the foil over the chicken, covering completely and sealing the packets closed.
  5. Place foil packets in a single layer on a baking sheet. Place into oven and bake until the chicken is completely cooked through, reaching an internal temperature of 165 degrees F, about 25-30 minutes.*
  6. Served immediately, garnished with basil, if desired.

*Cooking time will vary depending on the size and thickness of the chicken.

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