Baked Pesto Chicken

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 287.5
  • Total Fat: 16.0 g
  • Cholesterol: 65.0 mg
  • Sodium: 655.0 mg
  • Total Carbs: 4.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.0 g
  • Protein: 30.3 g

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Another delicious and easy recipe! Another delicious and easy recipe!
Number of Servings: 4


    4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
    1/2 cup refrigerated basil pesto
    2-3 plum tomatoes, sliced (optional)
    1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese


Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line baking sheet with heavy-duty foil. Place chicken and pesto in medium bowl, toss to coat. Place chicken on prepared baking sheet. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink in the center. Remove from oven, top with sliced tomatoes and cheese. Bake for an additional 3-5 minutes or until cheese is melted.

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user KSUTT13.

Member Ratings For This Recipe

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    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Great tasting and satisfies the craving for italian food without all the carbs. LOVE it! - 1/12/09

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    I loved it! It was so easy to make ( only a few ingredients! ) and tasted great! I also used the jar of Classico basil pesto. This is going to be something I make regularly from now on. Yum! - 5/24/16

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    Great recipe. I make little slits on the chicken for better absorption of flavor. I tried it in wraps too and it it awesome ! - 9/7/13

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    Very Good
    This is a great recipe to break down for one person. Also, if I slice the chicken I find I can use about half the pesto and lose none of the flavor - which means more pesto for later dishes! - 1/23/13

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    Very Good
    This was really good, but don't use a really large piece of chicken - 8/13/12