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Baked Pesto Chicken Breasts

This baked pesto chicken makes for a simple yet tasty weeknight dinner.

This baked pesto chicken breast is one of those meals that is full of flavor, the whole family will eat and it comes together in a jif. Throw the ingredients together, stick it in the oven and get ready for a tasty dinner.

This baked pesto chicken makes for a simple yet tasty weeknight dinner.

School is back in session for a couple of the kiddos around here and life just became exponentially busy. There is soccer practice for someone nearly every night of the week. Oh and there’s book club, Girl Scouts, choir, violin and gobs of homework. And while all of this is the big girls’ activities, the baby and I are always along for the ride, by that I mean chauffeuring them around. It’s a little busy.

So this baked pesto chicken dish came together out of sheer necessity. I needed a protein that I could prepare ahead of time and will be on the table relatively quickly on those busy soccer practice nights. It pairs well with a side of asparagus cauliflower rice or other vegetable.

This baked pesto chicken makes for a simple yet tasty weeknight dinner.

This baked pesto chicken makes for a simple yet tasty weeknight dinner.

Baked Pesto Chicken

Yield: 3 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3 chicken breasts, boneless and skinless
  • 1/2 cup prepared pesto
  • 3 slices fresh mozzarella cheese
  • freshly ground pepper

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Place chicken breasts in a shallow dish. Spread pesto over chicken breasts. Place fresh mozzarella on top. Sprinkle with freshly ground pepper.

Bake for 30-35 minutes until chicken is fully cooked.

Notes

The nutrition info is based off of the recipe. It does not account for the amount of oil and liquid that remains in the dish after cooking.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 3 Serving Size: 1 breast
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 341.7Total Fat: 27.2gSaturated Fat: 7.2gUnsaturated Fat: 2.4gCholesterol: 54mgSodium: 657mgCarbohydrates: 6.6gFiber: 2.7gSugar: 0.3gProtein: 17.9g

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Victoria

Monday 11th of September 2017

This sounds so good. I am always looking for low carb chicken recipes, can't wait to try this one

Lowanda J

Sunday 10th of September 2017

I love this dish. It is so quick and easy and the whole family loves it! I've cooked it with slices of tomatoes as well.

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