Spinach Pesto Chicken Breasts

Spinach Pesto Chicken Breasts


"I came up with this while trying to get my husband to eat more veggies."


55 m servings 179 cals
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Original recipe yields 4 servings



  • Calories:
  • 179 kcal
  • 9%
  • Fat:
  • 7.1 g
  • 11%
  • Carbs:
  • 1.3g
  • < 1%
  • Protein:
  • 26.5 g
  • 53%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 69 mg
  • 23%
  • Sodium:
  • 169 mg
  • 7%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat an oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  2. Mix the spinach and pesto together in a bowl; spread half the mixture into the bottom of a glass baking dish. Place the chicken breasts onto the spinach mixture; top with the rest of the mixture. Cover the dish with aluminum foil.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven until the chicken is no longer pink in the center and the juices run clear, about 30 minutes. Uncover and sprinkle the Parmesan cheese. Return to the oven and bake until the cheese has begun to melt and brown, about 15 minutes.
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  1. 92 Ratings


This is a good base recipe. I followed other reviewers suggestions. I added the following: 4T of pesto (instead of 2), 1 t minced garlic & 1 t white wine to the pesto mix. I layered in with t...

A little bland so I jazzed it up with some fresh chopped garlic and I let the chicken breasts marinate in the pesto-which I doubled overnight. A great base recipe for a busy working person

This was good, but just a little bland. I would recommend seasoning the chicken breasts with salt and pepper before placing on the spinach and pesto. I did use about double the recommended pesto.

OK, so this time I broke my own rule -- which is to always make the recipe as-is the first time through (how else are ya gonna' know, right?) I followed the other reviewers' suggestions, adding...

What I like about this recipe is there are so few ingredients. I usually have to log onto my computer to pull up recipes but this one, I remembered right off hand! I used much more pesto then ca...

5 stars with some small changes. After reading the reviews I added more pesto. I make a light pesto in the summer (less than half of the regular oil) and freeze it, used about 6 cubes. I also...

Excellent! I added some fresh minced garlic as was suggested and it was delicious! This'll be on the frequently made chicken recipes list for me! Thanks for posting this!

this was awesome. made exactly like recipe, except didn't measure. just eyeballed spinach. i'm gonna make lasagna with the leftovers. this is fancy enough for company. and sooooo easy.

Easy, delicious and fast. I was really tired when I searched for something to make for dinner. This recipe looked simple and I had the ingredients. Well, this is the 2nd time I've made it this...