What's for dinner?-Baked Italian Chicken
I am always at a loss for what to make for dinner. I always feel like I am on repeat, which doesn't seem helpful to me. I was raised eating many things from around the world, and most often do not turn a blind eye to trying new things, however my husband is not so keen on the idea.
Brandon has never been one for going out of the box for food, so over the years I have had to get creative. Coming up with new things that satisfy my tastes but not offend his taste-buds. I recently came up with a great way for chicken breasts that taste so good and really open up a lot of flavors.
I call it Italian Chicken, but its not what you would expect Italian chicken to look or taste like. This recipe can be doubled if making for more people but I usually just make it for the two of us.
Here is what you need for 2:
1 large chicken breast or 2 small breasts
1/2 cup marinara sauce
2 Tbsp Pesto
1/4 cup Alfredo Sauce
Sliced Provolone Cheese
1 Pack Crescent Rolls/sheet
3 Tbsp Melted Butter
So I start with one large chicken breast that I butterfly in half or two small ones. I trim them up and pound them out! This helps tenderize them and make them easier to cut out later.
Next preheat the oven to 350 F and spray an 8x8 with pam or oil based release. Put the half a cup of marinara in the bottom of the pan and lay the chicken into the sauce.
Mix the pesto and Alfredo in a small bowl and spread over the chicken evenly. A little extra sauce is okay. Cover the chicken with the provolone and bake for 20 minutes if you do not pound out the chicken you may want to bake for 30 minutes.
While it is baking pull out the crescent sheet and start cutting off pieces of dough in little triangles. Also melt your butter. You are going to layer these across the chicken. Whatever crescents you have left you can use to make a dessert pouch or crescent dogs for the kids. I personally usually shove a marshmallow in it and bake them separately from the dinner.
Once the 20 minutes have passed pull the chicken out and layer the triangles across the pan, covering it.
Brush with the melted butter and then sprinkle with garlic powder. Bake an additional 15 minutes until the crescent is golden brown. Serve hot with a nice Caesar salad on the side and your done, you may even have dessert too!