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.
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.
Baked Pesto Chicken
Yield 3 servings
3 chicken breasts, boneless and skinless
1/2 cup prepared pesto
3 slices fresh mozzarella cheese
freshly ground pepper
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.
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.
Serving Size 1 breast
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value
Total Fat 27.2 g
Saturated Fat 7.2 g
Unsaturated Fat 2.4 g
Cholesterol 54 mg
Sodium 657 mg
Total Carbohydrates 6.6 g
Dietary Fiber 2.7 g
Sugars 0.3 g
Protein 17.9 g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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