Chicken Margherita For One
Easy Chicken Margherita Recipe made with one chicken breast or thigh, pesto, mozzarella cheese, tomatoes and topped with a lemon garlic sauce. An wonderful easy to make, low carb single serving meal.
Servings: 1 person
9.5-inch baking dish
- 1/2 tablespoon olive oil , divided
- 1 6-ounce boneless, skinless chicken breast
- 2 tablespoons pesto
- 1/2 cup halved grape tomatoes
- 1 ounce shredded mozzarella cheese
For The Lemon Garlic Sauce
- 1 tablespoons butter
- 1 clove garlic minced
- 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon chopped parsley
Heat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).
Pour 1/4 tablespoon of the olive oil into the baking dish. Swirl so that the oil coats the bottom of the dish. Place the chicken breast in the baking dish.
Spoon pesto over the chicken breast. Scatter tomatoes around the chicken and drizzle the remaining olive oil over the chicken and the tomatoes.
Bake for 30 minutes.
After the chicken is cooked through, sprinkle Mozzarella cheese over the top. Place the baking dish back into the oven and bake for an additional 5 minutes, until cheese has melted.
Serving: 1serving | Calories: 498kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 33mg | Sodium: 382mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 955IU | Calcium: 48mg