138 Reviews

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.

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anlunashe August 29, 2012

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.

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Katanashrp May 07, 2010

Unbelievable. I used my own pesto, so it was fresh. Within 5 minutes of popping it in the oven the smell was amazing. I followed the directions exactly, and I can tell you this dish was fabulous. We felt that we were eating at a 5-star restaurant. Thanks for sharing!

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tupelohoney1 July 28, 2011

This was amazing! Even my picky husband really like it! He also commented on how great it smelled just minutes after I put it in the oven =) I served with a side of alfredo penne and steamed broccoli.

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PookityPoo April 24, 2015

Easy! I did chicken thighs because they're cheaper and juicier (we buy organic chicken and it's pricey). Baked it on a rack with store bought pesto. Didn't have any tomatoes, but topped with a heaping spoonful of marinara sauce covered with thin slices of provolone. The provolone melted perfectly. When I put the chicken back in the oven, I put is on broil because after 20 minutes the chicken was cooked through and I just needed to melt the cheese. It was very, very good. And it was wildly easy. The entire family loved it which is rare. : )

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ashevillechicken June 28, 2012

I had a huge batch of freshly made pesto and wanted to use some it for dinner, but didn't want pasta. This was amazing and so quick and easy. I only did 2 breasts since there are just the two of us, I cut the recipe in half except for I used more than 1/2 of the amount of pesto called for. I substituted smoked provolone and shaved parmesan for the mozzarella because IMO mozzarella is tasteless. It was amazing! I was told to put this recipe in the 'keeper' file, which is the highest compliment in this house.

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MoggyK9 July 10, 2015

This was so good! I was so surprised by how few ingredients you needed to create such a delicious dish! It tastes like it should have taken me much longer in the kitchen!!

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anniesnomsblog February 13, 2015

The whole family really like this... and I loved how simple it was to make. Thanks a million for posting this. It will certainly enter our regular weeknight rotation.

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jenpalombi September 30, 2011

Whoa! Super easy! Pretty fast! Tasty! What more could you ask for? I made this for my brother and DH and they both ate all of it. Served with an Italian pasta salad, this made for a nice early spring dinner!

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sugrmag78 April 23, 2014

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.

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mommyoffour April 19, 2013
Baked Pesto Chicken