This easy Baked Pesto Chicken is a fast chicken dish made with skinless chicken breasts, pesto, tomatoes, mozzarella and Parmesan cheese. You can make this in the oven, or make it outside on the grill!
Yield: 4 Servings
4.87 from 22 votes

Chicken Pesto Bake

Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 15 mins
Total Time: 25 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Italian
This easy Baked Pesto Chicken is a fast chicken dish made with skinless chicken breasts, pesto, tomatoes, mozzarella and Parmesan cheese. You can make this in the oven, or make it outside on the grill!

Ingredients

  • 2 16 oz total boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • kosher salt and fresh pepper to taste
  • 4 teaspoons Skinny Basil Pesto
  • 1 medium tomatoes (sliced thin)
  • 6 tbsp 1.5 oz shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 2 teaspoons grated parmesan cheese

Instructions

  • Wash chicken and dry with a paper towel. Slice chicken breast horizontally to create 4 thinner cutlets. Season lightly with salt and fresh pepper.
  • Preheat the oven to 400° F. Line baking sheet with foil or parchment if desired for easy clean-up.
  • Place the chicken on prepared baking sheet. Spread about 1 teaspoon of pesto over each piece of chicken.
  • Bake for 15 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink in center. Remove from oven; top with tomatoes, mozzarella and parmesan cheese. Bake for an additional 3 to 5 minutes or until cheese is melted.
  • To Grill: Grill chicken over medium flame on both sides until cooked through in the center.  Lower flame, top chicken with pesto, tomatoes and cheese, and close grill until cheese melts.

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Nutrition

Serving: 1piece chicken, Calories: 205kcal, Carbohydrates: 2.5g, Protein: 30g, Fat: 8.5g, Saturated Fat: 2.5g, Cholesterol: 90.5mg, Sodium: 171.5mg, Fiber: 0.5g
Freestyle Points: 2
Points +: 5