Baked Pesto Chicken


Baked Pesto Chicken

Recipe type: Yield: 4 Prep time: Cook time: Total time:

This easy Baked Pesto Chicken is a fast chicken dish made with skinless chicken breasts, pesto, tomatoes, mozzarella and Parmesan cheese. You can make this in the oven, or make it outside on the grill!


2 (16 oz total) boneless, skinless chicken breastskosher salt and fresh pepper to taste4 teaspoons Skinny/Normal Basil Pesto1 medium tomatoes, sliced thin6 tbsp (1.5 oz) shredded mozzarella cheese2 teaspoons grated parmesan cheese


  1. Wash chicken and dry with a paper towel. Slice chicken breast horizontally to create 4 thinner cutlets. Season lightly with salt and fresh pepper.
  2. Preheat the oven to 400° F. Line baking sheet with foil or parchment if desired for easy clean-up.
  3. Place the chicken on prepared baking sheet. Spread about 1 teaspoon of pesto over each piece of chicken.
  4. Bake for 15 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink in center. Remove from oven; top with tomatoes, mozzarella and parmesan cheese. Bake for an additional 3 to 5 minutes or until cheese is melted.
  5. To Grill: Grill chicken over medium flame on both sides until cooked through in the center. Lower flame, top chicken with pesto, tomatoes and cheese, and close grill until cheese melts.

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