Saturday, December 11, 2010

Chicken Siciliana

1/2 cup (1.5 ounces) BUITONI Refrigerated Freshly Shredded Parmesan or Romano Cheese - divided use
1/4 cup BUITONI Refrigerated Pesto with Basil
2 tablespoons capers
4 (about 1 1/4 pounds total) boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 (15-ounce) container BUITONI Refrigerated Marinara Sauce
1 (9-ounce) package BUITONI Refrigerated Fettuccine

1-)Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C). Line 13 x 9-inch baking pan with foil.
2-)Combine 1/4 cup cheese, pesto and capers in small bowl.
3-)Cut each chicken breast horizontally three-fourths of the way through the meat creating a pocket for stuffing, being careful to not cut all the way through. Place 2 tablespoons pesto mixture into each breast pocket. Secure with wooden picks. Place chicken in prepared baking pan. Drizzle lemon juice over chicken; sprinkle with salt and pepper. Pour sauce over chicken; sprinkle with remaining 1/4 cup cheese.
4-)Bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink in center or reaches an internal temperature of 165°F (75°C). Remove from oven.
Prepare pasta according to package directions.
6-)Remove wooden picks from chicken; cut into slices and serve over prepared pasta.

Makes 4 servings.

Estimated Times:
Preparation Time: 10 mins
Cooking Time: 35 mins

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