Easy Pesto Chicken

Sometimes we don’t have the time to make a huge meal, especially when on the weekdays. This is a quick, easy meal that the whole family will enjoy.

4 chicken breasts
1 jar of pre-made pesto (I like the 365 Whole Foods brand)
1/2 lb green beans (cut into 1 inch pieces)
1 TBSP olive oil
Pasta of your choice
Zest of 1 lemon
1/4 c. butter
1/4 c. mozzarella
1/4 c. whole milk or heavy cream

In a large pan, cook pasta following package directions. When there are about 5 minutes left on the noodles, add green beans. Once the green beans and pasta are done, drain and return back to the pan. Mix in the lemon zest, butter, mozzarella, and cream. While the pasta is cooking, take a medium frying pan and add 1 TBSP olive oil. When the olive oil is warm, add chicken breasts. Top chicken with 1 TBSP of pesto on each side of the chicken breast. Cook until no longer pink inside. More pesto can be added if you’d like. Once everything has finished cooking, serve.

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