Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 45 mins

This dish is one of my first originals. It has quickly become my favorite and because it is nearly impossible to mess up, is a sure winner for company. I hope that you enjoy it as much as I have.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 375.
  2. Place chicken in ungreased 13x9 pan (may use a larger pan or two pans to insure a single layer of chicken).
  3. Finely chop Basil & Garlic or place Basil leaves and peeled Garlic cloves in a food processor/blender/chopper and blend until finely chopped. You could also use a pre-made pesto instead.
  4. Add Pesto to Mayo along with the Cheese, Salt & Pepper and mix.
  5. Cover the Chicken with the Pesto sauce and bake, uncovered, for 30-45 minute.
Most Helpful

This was a very nice way to serve chicken and as you say very easy you can't mess up. I also used a mexican blend of cheddar, as I had parmesan in my pesto which I had leftover's from another dish. I will make it again. The leftover paste that I had (as I only used half the chicken) I spead on toast and grilled it with a bit of tomato on top for supper it was great. Made for PAC Fall 09

Tea Jenny September 29, 2009

I made this for supper last night,& it was very good, I made spaghetti pesto along with it. my boys liked it to. i will be putting this on my next grocery list.

Gretchen,in IN. July 13, 2009