Baked Pesto Chicken

Total Time
35mins
Prep
5 mins
Cook
30 mins

Fast easy meal to put together with prepackaged pesto!

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Ingredients

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Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Line baking sheet with heavy-duty foil.
  3. Place chicken and pesto in medium bowl; toss to coat.
  4. Place chicken on prepared baking sheet.
  5. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink in center.
  6. Remove from oven; top with tomatoes and cheese.
  7. Bake for an additional 3-5 minutes or until cheese is melted.
Most Helpful

5 5

I used Fresh Basil Pesto With Variations for this recipe and it was really scrumptious. I seasoned the breasts with salt and pepper, threw it in a ziplock bag and tossed with the pesto (less cleanup). I put it on a baking sheet, topped with tomatoes and cheese, cooked some pasta and tossed it with the remaining pesto and voila!, dinner is on the table in no time, with minimum effort. I would highly recommend this recipe to anyone, including beginner cooks who are looking to impress their loved ones. Thank you.

5 5

This is the second thing I've ever cooked and it was a hit! I wasn't too sure about it, but I love pesto, and wanted to try my hand at baking, so it seemed like a good recipe.

If you're a beginner, or just want something tasty and easy to cook, you should definitely give this a go! I'm a very picky eater and nervous (novice) chef, and everything about this was great!

I did have to cut the cooking time in half, but the chicken breasts I used were sliced very thin. I'm glad I erred on the side of caution and checked after ten minutes.

5 5

Wow, this is really flavorful chicken. I only used tomatoes on half of them as my kids don't like cooked tomatoes. But really these are good. THank you for sharing with us. I served this with scalloped potatoes and a veggie.