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.


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

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  • I have loved this recipe since I first came across it on I use Classico pesto - delicious!! - and I find that using grape tomato halves creates a fancier appearance and imparts better flavor and texture than plum tomatoes. So yummy! - 6/20/12

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  • This was my 1st time eating pesto and I loved it! Very tasty. I did add a pinch of salt and skipped the tomatoes but really enjoyed this dish and will DEFINITELY make it again!! - 11/1/11

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  • I added Ronzoni Garden Delight penne and a jar of Classico Light Alfredo sauce...IT WAS SO GOOD! My husband loved it too! - 7/18/11

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  • Yummy and very easy to make. Family really enjoyed it as well. - 5/1/11

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  • Filling and delicious! - 4/28/11

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  • Absolutely loved it - 3/7/11

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  • Delicious and very easy to make!! - 2/9/11

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  • super easy and very tasty. whole family liked it.
    definitely use the tomato and broil for the last 5 minutes to lightly brown and make bubbly - 1/29/11

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  • Everybody loved this!! - 1/16/11

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  • We tried this last night and it was great! I spooned over some extra pesto from the bowl onto the chicken after placing on the baking sheet. So easy and so good! - 1/12/11

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  • This recipe is incredibly easy but delicious. It proves that eating gourmet and healthy doesn't have to be difficult! This will become one of my regular weekly meals. - 1/8/11

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