Sometimes the best meals come from last minute experiments. Today’s recipe was initially a simple pesto chicken dish. However, when I began rummaging through our fridge, I eyed some bacon and immediately wanted to see how I could incorporate it into the once basic plan. On a whim, I began unwrapping the bacon and then quickly wrapping it around each piece of chicken. Adding some pizazz to simplicity, this idea immediately made my mouth water and my creativity swirl! As I cooked this meal, there was little direction following and instead, ample hungry stomach listening. By the time the chicken was complete, I was so proud of the concoction and eager to serve it to our guests. We are extremely thrilled to announce that we have created what we call a BLT Pesto Chicken, a mouthwatering twist to a classic sandwich.
Once I began combining the ingredients from our fridge, more ideas began to leap into the pan. I added tomatoes for an extra layer, and made the pesto creamy for a surprising element. Putting the chicken on a bed of arugula that was drizzled with oil and balsamic vinegar, gave each bite an even more flavorful touch. As a novice cook, it was so exciting to see something become more intricate and thrilling by the minute! This plain, two-ingredient meal suddenly became layered with surprises.
Cook this recipe for a simple weeknight dinner, or save it for a dinner party to wow your friends. I’ve learned that getting inventive in the kitchen, can lead to a satisfying and delightful experience. I’ve also learned quickly in life that you can’t go wrong with bacon! Buon appetite!