Pesto Chicken with Pine Nuts and Parmesan

Preparation info
  • Makes one 6 × 10 inch oval pizza Serves


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By Pete Evans

Published 2012

  • About

Pesto is a beautiful sauce that is a great accompaniment to just about anything. Pesto originated in Genoa, Italy, and its name is from the Italian word “pestare” which means “to pound or to crush.” This is a reference to the original method of preparation with a stone mortar and pestle.


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • oz chicken breast, boneless
  • Semolina or


Place a pizza stone in the oven and preheat the oven to 500°F (260°C) or to its highest temperature. Once it has reached the temperature, it will then take about 15 minutes for the pizza stone to heat up.

Heat half of the olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat, add the ch