Baked Pesto Chicken

Main Dishes · January 14, 2018

Chicken breast halves covered in basil pesto, baked with mozzarella cheese and tomatoes make this Baked Pesto Chicken DELICIOUS! It takes just minutes to prep, but is simple, tasty and perfect for dinner.

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Hello foodies! Tried and True here with a new way to change up that boring ol’ chicken dish. Today we have the BEST Baked Pesto Chicken recipe that is amazingly simple to whip up and is super yummy! Depending on your love for Pesto, you can add or take away as needed. Because we love pesto, there was no skimping on our end. And, of course, we always tend to add more cheese, which I don’t feel bad for. 🙂 No matter how much pesto or cheese you add, you really can’t mess up this recipe. There are only a few ingredients but the result is amazing!

What we love most about this recipe is the simplicity. It is one of the easiest chicken recipes you’ll try, but one that is also so flavorful that you’ll want to make it again and again. All you need for this recipe is Chicken breast, pesto, cheese and tomatoes.

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I’m all about simple dinner recipes, so I’m glad we found this one. It would be perfect served with your favorite salad and side (we’d go for our Lemon Poppyseed Salad and Fried Zucchini). We hope you like this as much as we did!

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Baked Pesto Chicken

Chicken breast halves covered in basil pesto, baked with mozzarella cheese and tomatoes. So easy, but SO delicious!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 341 kcal

Ingredients

  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves
  • 1/2 cup refrigerated basil pesto
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese shredded
  • 3 plum tomatoes sliced (optional)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400.

  2. Line baking sheet with foil with cooking spray. In a medium bowl, toss chicken with pesto to coat. Place chicken on baking sheet and bake for 35 minutes or until cooked through
  3. Remove from oven and top with tomatoes and cheese. Bake for an additional 5-7 minutes or until cheese has melted. Serve warm and ENJOY!
Nutrition Facts
Baked Pesto Chicken
Amount Per Serving
Calories 341 Calories from Fat 180
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 20g 31%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 96mg 32%
Sodium 598mg 25%
Potassium 549mg 16%
Total Carbohydrates 4g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 2g
Protein 32g 64%
Vitamin A 24.7%
Vitamin C 9.4%
Calcium 20.2%
Iron 4.7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Adapted from Food.

Baked Pesto Chicken - Chicken breast halves covered in basil pesto, baked with mozzarella cheese and tomatoes. So easy, but SO delicious!

Tried and True Findings:
  • DIFFICULTY: Easy
  • HOW MANY DOES IT FEED: 4
  • ANY CHANGES MADE: used more cheese. Baked for an additional 10 minutes
  • ANY SUGGESTIONS FOR NEXT TIME: none
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    happy room

    It looks so yummy~ Maybe a clumsy person like me can do it with your recipe. Thanks for sharing 🙂..

      Lil' Luna

      Sure you can 🙂 Let me know how it turns out!! Thanks so much & good luck!

    gomez

    I am on a very very low salt diet. It would be very helpful if you included the nutriton label as well. I would like to know the sodium amount per serving.

    Linda

    Hi…love to see you recipes but Do you post the calories, carbs etc?
    please advise
    thanks

      Kristyn Merkley

      I’m sorry, I don’t usually. I’m glad you like to see my recipes, though! 🙂

    Kelly

    This was very tasty. I will definitely be making this for my family again. The cheese and tomato are so yummy together.

    Kelli

    Can’t wait to try this! What pasta is pictured with it?

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    happy wheels

    Grilled chicken is very attractive.

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