Baked Pesto Chicken

Main Dishes · Recipes · October 21, 2017

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

Hello foodies! Tried and True here with a new way to change up that boring ol’ chicken dish. This Baked Pesto Chicken is amazingly simple to whip up and the result 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. 🙂 But, do what you will with the few ingredients in this recipe, and I’m sure it will turn out just as tasty!

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. We added it to the menu once a month because we loved it, and I especially love that it’s easy and quick to make.

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

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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
 
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Chicken breast halves covered in basil pesto, baked with mozzarella cheese and tomatoes. So easy, but SO delicious!
Ingredients
  • 3-4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves
  • 1⁄2 cup refrigerated basil pesto
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 2 -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!

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.

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