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Pesto Chicken Bake

baked pesto chicken on white plate with fork

This juicy chicken recipe was made for busy nights! It packs a ton of flavor with just a handful of ingredients.

This juicy chicken recipe was made for busy nights! It packs a ton of flavor with just a handful of ingredients.

Yield 4 servings
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, pounded to an even thickness
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • ½ cup pesto
  • 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella
  • 1/4 cup shredded Parmesan
  • ½ cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • Fresh basil, for garnish

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Spray a 9x13 baking dish with non-stick spray.
  2. Sprinkle the chicken with salt and pepper and then coat each piece in the pesto sauce.
  3. Place the chicken in the prepared baking dish and top with any leftover pesto. Sprinkle on the mozzarella and Parmesan and top with the halved tomatoes.
  4. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees.
  5. Remove from the oven and sprinkle with basil before serving.

Notes

You may use either homemade or jarred pesto in this recipe.

Nutrition Information:

Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1 chicken breast
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 417Total Fat: 24gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 15gCholesterol: 120mgSodium: 670mgCarbohydrates: 4gNet Carbohydrates: 3gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 45g

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