"I found this recipe on allrecipes.com. The original recipe said to roll the chicken up and secure with toothpicks, baking for 45 minutes. I found this suggested alternative and I found it to be much easier. It was very tasty. I used store-bought pesto, but you can make your own. I included my favorite pesto recipe."
4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves - pounded to 1/4 inch thickness
1 cup prepared basil pesto
4 thick slices mozzarella cheese
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F . Spread 2 to 3 tablespoons of the pesto sauce onto each flattened chicken breast. Place one slice of cheese over the pesto. Place in a lightly greased baking dish.
Bake covered for 25 minutes in the preheated oven, until chicken is nicely browned and juices run clear. Then bake uncovered for an additonal 10 minutes
3 cups fresh basil leaves
1 1/2 cups chopped walnuts
4 cloves garlic, peeled
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 cup olive oil
salt and pepper to taste
In a food processor, blend together basil leaves, nuts, garlic, and cheese. Pour in oil slowly while still mixing. Stir in salt and pepper.