Baked Pesto Chicken

Baked Pesto Chicken


"Spice up your chicken with pesto from Buitoni, and create this elegant meal in minutes."


30 m servings 271 cals
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Original recipe yields 4 servings



  • Calories:
  • 271 kcal
  • 14%
  • Fat:
  • 11.8 g
  • 18%
  • Carbs:
  • 6.2g
  • 2%
  • Protein:
  • 33.1 g
  • 66%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 84 mg
  • 28%
  • Sodium:
  • 360 mg
  • 14%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. PREHEAT oven to 400 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. 188 Ratings


One of the best dishes I have made in a very long time. I did a few things differently; omitted the tomatoes and used a sun dried tomato pesto in place of the usual basil pesto, pounded and sea...

my husband and i enjoyed this but i made a few additions which include: in addition to pesto, season chicken with salt, rosemary and pepper. Coat in pesto and then coat in Italian breadcrumbs. ...

This recipe is very easy to prepare. To kick it up a notch, I cut about 4 slits in each breast and then stuffed with sun-dried tomatoes before coating the chicken in pesto. The chicken came ou...

I L-O-V-E this recipe. I make it 2 or 3 times a month because it is so good and SOOOO easy. I do change it up though. I just spoon the pesto on the chicken instead of putting it in a bowl and...

I pounded each chicken breast prior to seasoning. I coated the chicken with Italian breadcrumbs which I mixed with parmesan cheese, then I coated with Pesto sauce and baked for 25 minutes and 1...

Made this for my boyfriend and we LOVED it. I find that with the bowl you waste alot of pesto. i placed the chicken in the baking sheet and spooned/spread pesto on each side. Also, used olive ...

Perfect for a quick, weeknight dinner. I used Kirkland Signature pesto from Costco and it tasted fabulous!

FANTASTIC!!!!Delicious & super easy & quick to prepare, absolute perfect meal. Only thing I might do different next time is cut slits in chicken so pesto absorbs inside...the out part was very t...

This is an excellent recipe it turned out better than what you would get in an expensive resturant. I made my own Pesto which had basil, olive oil, garlic and parmeasian cheese. I did not put ...