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Pesto and Ricotta Chicken Recipe.

Updated on July 13, 2015

This recipe involves a very good combination of cheese and chicken. It may not be as healthy as some other chicken dishes but in taste it is second to none. When cooked the dish is mouth watering and when served right it is very pleasing to eye. Again as most of recipes that I published this one is also easy to cook and very tasty. Ingredients are also easily available not only in India but also in the west. All the ingredients are very easily available in near by stores and if you still have probelms then you can easily get it online form ebay or amazon.

Serves: 4



1. Ricotta Cheese: 120 grams / 4 oz.

2. Boneless chicken breasts: 4 x 6 oz / 180 grams

3. Olive oil: 1 Tbsp.

4. Pesto Sauce: 1 Tbsp.

5. Pepper to taste.

6. Very small amount of salad to garnish.

To make tomato vinaigrette:

1. Olive oil: 100 ml/ 3 Oz

2. Fresh Chives: 1 bunch.

3. Tomatoes: 450 grams / 1 pound.

4. Juice and finely grated rind of 1 lime.

5. Salt to taste.

6. Pepper to taste.

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To make vinaigrette:

1. Pour Olive oil in a blender or food processor.

2. Add chives.

3. Process till it is smooth.

4. Now transfer this mixture in a bowl.

5. Now peel, deseed and chop the tomatoes.

6. Add the tomatoes in the bowl.

7. Stir in lime juice and rind.

8. Add salt and pepper to taste.


1Take a small bowl.

2. Mix well Ricotta cheese and pesto sauce.

3. Now take a sharp knife.

4. Cut deep slit in to side of each chicken breast to make a pocket.

5. Now with spoon take the ricotta and pesto mixture.

6. Fill in Chicken breasts pockets.

7. Now close the pockets.

8. Now put the chicken in a plate o bowl and cover it.

9. Keep it in refrigerator for 30 minutes to garnish.

10. Now brush chicken with olive oil.

11. Season chicken with pepper.

12. Take a barbeque and make it fairly hot.

13. Grill chicken on fairly hot barbeque for about 8 to 10 minutes on each side.

14. Chicken should now be cooked through and tender. If not then cook for some more time till it becomes through and tender.

15. Transfer to serving plate.

16. Now with help of spoon pour Vinaigrette over the chicken.

17. Serve hot.

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      Indian Chef 4 years ago from New Delhi India

      Thanks Marissa

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      Marissa Buhalog 4 years ago

      Yeah..i know how to prepare this recipe, My family like this recipe but i only eat a little due to skin alergy in poultry products. YUMMY!!!

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      Indian Chef 5 years ago from New Delhi India

      Thanks Kuldeep

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      KULDEEP RAJPUT 5 years ago


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      KrystalD 6 years ago from Los Angeles

      Another yummy recipe to try! Thanks :)

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      Indian Chef 6 years ago from New Delhi India

      Thanks renatimeshare for the comment

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      Indian Chef 6 years ago from New Delhi India

      Thanks Jenubouka. This is not traditional Indian dish so i just did little bit of change in ingredients to make it suitable for Indian palates.

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      rentatimeshare 6 years ago

      Wow that looks and sounds tasty..

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      jenubouka 6 years ago

      Yum Indian Chef! This is a classic menu dish on many restaurants here in the west, and very popular. Oh man your food is delish and hunger invoking!