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Baked Pesto Chicken

Baked Pesto Chicken

  • Prep

    5 m
  • Cook

    25 m
  • Ready In

    30 m
Buitoni, courtesy of meals.com

Buitoni, courtesy of meals.com

Great dish for entertaining. Not only is it easy but tasty.

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  • Calories:
  • 329 kcal
  • 16%
  • Fat:
  • 16.8 g
  • 26%
  • Carbs:
  • 7.8g
  • 3%
  • Protein:
  • 34.6 g
  • 69%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 89 mg
  • 30%
  • Sodium:
  • 496 mg
  • 20%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line baking sheet with heavy-duty foil.
  2. Place chicken and pesto in medium bowl; toss to coat. Place chicken on prepared baking sheet.
  3. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink in center. Remove from oven; top with tomatoes and cheese. Bake for an additional 3 to 5 minutes or until cheese is melted.
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Reviews

Lindsay C.
63

Lindsay C.

9/23/2008

So good! Great flavor, easy and delicious! I marinated the chicken for about an hour in the pesto before baking so the flavor could really sink in! Will definitly be making this again!

LMF443
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LMF443

10/29/2008

Try buying thick breasts and lightly poking them all over with a fork to help the marinade really seep into the chicken. Cut a pocket into each breast and stuff it with motz cheese, closing it with a toothpick. Marinate the chicken for at least an hour, then bake according to the directions. After adding the tomato feel free to add a light sprinkling of cheese for presentation. The only way I can get the males in my family to eat chicken breast (deemed to be "boring" and "too healthy") is to stuff it with cheese.

naples34102
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naples34102

11/8/2008

The only thing hubby and I liked about this was that the chicken was cooked perfectly--tender and juicy. Ideally the various flavors in a dish should all marry well and blend together for a finished product that has its own taste and no one flavor is dominant. While I had high hopes and expectations for this, I was really off the mark on this one. The chicken, while tender and juicy, was just flavorless chicken coated with a pronounced flavor of (homemade) pesto which didn't permeate into the chicken at all. This, then, topped with raw tomato barely heated under the melted, near flavorless mozarella, made for a very disappointing meal.

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