Elf’s Chicken

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You Need:

  • A dozen almonds
  • A cup of basil leaves
  • 4-5 Cloves of garlic
  • 3 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 large tomato sliced into thick rings
  • 2 boneless Chicken Breasts preferably with skin.

Blend together the almonds, basil, garlic, salt and olive oil. Rub this all over the chicken and bake in a dish. Keep 175 C for 30 mins. At approximately half way mark, place the tomato slices on top of the chicken.

Check internal temperature using a digital thermometer. When its hovering around 70 C, the chicken is cooked. Remove and let it rest for about 5 mins.

An optional but highly recommended step is to heat a nonstick pan. Scrape off the pesto from the chicken and sear the skin for about a minute. This will give you lovely color and improve the texture of the skin.

Enjoy a chicken dressed like an Elf.

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