Baked Pesto Chicken

Baked Pesto Chicken


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


30 m servings 329 cals
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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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  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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  1. 307 Ratings


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!

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 ...

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 fini...

I cooked this for my family yesterday and they LOVED it! This recipe was quick to prepare, did not have too many ingredients, is completely affordable and tastes great! It has just the right am...

So easy I can't even believe it...I used my own fav pesto. Didn't have mozzarella, so I sprinkled with feta cheese. AWESOME. Next time I think I'll add some chopped sun dried tomatoes instead...

A group of men and I served this meal to a group of women to honor them and the women thought it was absolutely phenomenal! We put the pesto sauce in a gallon sized bag, got the chicken covered ...

Was surpised to see that by the time I finished dishing out the dinners- my daughter had gobbled her chicken down. No tomatoes for my son however. The left over chicken was made into chicken sal...

Excellent and easy. We have the flash frozen boneless skinless chicken breasts which can be baked from frozen, so I spread pesto over the frozen breasts and cooked. Cook times worked even with...

This dish is rather dry and plain which I wouldn't have thought with using pesto. It tasted much better after marinating it in the pesto for a couple of hours. The cheese goes unnoticeable. I'll...