Pesto Chicken

Pesto Chicken

Pjaros 6

"A simple way to prepare chicken that looks like you spent a lot of time preparing. It can also be prepared ahead of time and refrigerated until baked. Be sure to use a good quality pesto for best results. I like to serve it with pasta, but it is also nice sliced and served on a green salad."


35 m servings 312 cals
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Original recipe yields 4 servings



  • Calories:
  • 312 kcal
  • 16%
  • Fat:
  • 19.3 g
  • 30%
  • Carbs:
  • 2g
  • < 1%
  • Protein:
  • 31.5 g
  • 63%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 83 mg
  • 28%
  • Sodium:
  • 434 mg
  • 17%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Grease a baking dish.
  2. Spread about 2 tablespoons of pesto per chicken breast over the top of each breast, and wrap each breast in prosciutto slices to cover the entire breast. Place the wrapped chicken breasts into the prepared baking dish.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven until the chicken is no longer pink, the juices run clear, and the prosciutto is lightly crisped, about 25 minutes.
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  1. 260 Ratings


This recipe was fantastic! So easy too. I marinated chicken for a few hours in a citrus, onion, mustard seed marinade and used bacon instead of prosciutto. I'm no chef but this recipe sure mad...

Great idea and sooooo simple! I also used bacon instead of the prosciutto, and it was in the oven for about 35 minutes, but everyone loved it.

This was phenomenal! I didn't have prosciutto, but can't wait to try it that way, too! I always season my chicken with kosher salt, pepper, and garlic powder before I make it, but the pesto wa...

To add more flavor, I pounded the chicken out and made a filling of feta, roasted red peppers, garlic, pepper and finely chopped mushrooms. I coated the inside with pesto first, then filled it a...

I never really cook and yet this turned out great! It was easy, and very delicious. For the pesto sauce I used the recipe for "15-year-old pesto sauce" and it worked out really well! I served t...

If you love Pesto you will love this. We served it on angel hair pasta and it was delicious.

super simple and very delicious. the flavors come together so well - it tastes a lot more complex than it is. salty, crispy, juicy... very good!

Even without the prosciutto - delicious!

This was great. We paired it with some wild rice, but would be great with angel-hair pasta also. Thanks!