“Rescue chicken … Well one night we had a chicken dish that just was not working. The next night we dressed it up with this pesto-like recipe. Success!” – Dr. Ron Levenbaum

Rescue Chicken


  • ½ cup sun-dried tomatoes
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 cup packed fresh basil leaves
  • ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • Salt / pepper to taste
  • 1 ½ Tbs. vegetable oil
  • 6 boneless chicken breasts


  • In food processor blend: sun-dried tomatoes, garlic and basil
  • Add Parmesan cheese, salt/pepper to taste and blend
  • Preheat oven to 350°.
  • Heat oil in skillet over medium heat.
  • Season chicken with pepper.
  • Brown chicken on both sides (can skip this step if prefer to just bake).
  • Transfer chicken to greased casserole dish.
  • Place half the blended mix on the chicken.
  • Cook in oven for 15 minutes (time depends on how long chicken was browned).
  • Add remaining mix to chicken and cook 5 more minutes until done.

*I like to save some of the blended mix and top the chicken before serving.
** You can use any chicken you desire: Bone in, bone out, skin on, skin off…