Presto Pesto Panko Chicken
with Roasted Potatoes and Green Salad
Pesto: you’ve had it on pasta or maybe as a dip. Let us introduce you to yet another way to use this Italian favorite. Here, we’re spreading it onto chicken breasts, using it as a glue to hold down a layer of panko breadcrumbs before they’re roasted in the oven. That way, you get herby aromatics, meaty juices, and crispy golden goodness in every bite.
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Yukon Gold Potatoes
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Adjust rack to middle and top positions and preheat oven to 450 degrees. Wash and dry all produce. Cut potatoes into ½-inch cubes.
Toss potatoes on a baking sheet with a drizzle of olive oil and a pinch of salt and pepper. Roast on top rack, tossing halfway through, until browned, 20-25 minutes.
Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine panko, mozzarella, a drizzle of olive oil, and a pinch of salt and pepper.
Place chicken on another, lightly oiled baking sheet. Brush the top of each piece with a thin layer of pesto (you may have some left over). Cover pesto-brushed sides with crust mixture, pressing to adhere. Roast on middle rack until chicken is cooked through, about 20 minutes.
Halve lemon. In a large bowl, toss together lettuce, a squeeze or two of lemon, and a large drizzle of olive oil. Season with salt and pepper.
Divide potatoes and chicken between plates. Serve with salad on the side.