Baked Pesto Chicken

Baked Pesto Chicken

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based on 43 reviews
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5 min.
30 min.
4 Servings

This elegant and classic presentation of Baked Pesto Chicken is excellent for entertaining or other special occasions. Easy and tasty too!


  • 4 (about 1 1/4 pounds total) boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
  • 1/2 cup BUITONI Refrigerated All Natural Pesto with Basil (7 oz.)
    Or BUITONI Refrigerated All Natural Pesto with Basil (11 oz.)
  • 2 plum tomatoes, sliced (optional)
  • 3/4 cup (3 ounces) shredded mozzarella cheese
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PREHEAT oven to 400° F. 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 to 25 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink in center. Remove from oven; top with tomatoes and cheese. Bake for an additional 3 to 5 minutes or until cheese is melted.

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Loved It

The kids ate this meal several days in a row, asking to have it again until I ran out. My husband was skeptical at first but love it, too. Super easy!

- Nichole Halpin from Alpharetta, GA

A keeper

Our family loves this dish and my husband is a picky eater. He thinks a lot of chicken dishes are dull, but not this one. Nice and flavorful, easy to prepare and good for you.

- Lisa Katzmire from Newark, DE


I love this recipe. I make it all the time!

- Ashleigh from Michigan

Can't taste the pesto

The chicken came out very moist and the dish was very good overall. However, this recipe won't satisfy a pesto craving.

- Shannon from Atlanta, GA

Easy and kids loved it!!!!

So easy, no mess, quick prep and incredible response from two little girls that do not like to try anything NEW!!

- Allison Gramentine from Midland, Texas

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/4 of Recipe

Servings Per Recipe: 4

  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 350
  • Calories from Fat: 170
  • Total Fat: 19g (29% of DV)
  • Saturated Fat: 6g (28% of DV)
  • Cholesterol: 100mg (34% of DV)
  • Sodium: 390mg (16% of DV)
  • Carbohydrates: 3g (1% of DV)
  • Dietary Fiber: 0g (0% of DV)
  • Sugars: 2g
  • Protein: 41g
  • Vitamin A: 6% of DV
  • Vitamin C: 2% of DV
  • Calcium: 25% of DV
  • Iron: 6% of DV

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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