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Pesto Chicken topped with melted cheese and tomatoes, with veggies on the side

Pesto Chicken

Pesto, tomatoes, and mozzarella combine to bring tons of flavor in this Pesto Chicken recipe. Prep to the table in 30 minutes makes it a good midweek meal!
Course Chicken Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Keyword How Do I Make Pesto Chicken, How To Make Pesto Chicken, Pesto Chicken, Pesto Chicken Recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 16 minutes
Total Time 26 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 416kcal
Author Kathleen


  • 4 chicken breast thin-cut boneless
  • 1 cup prepared basil pesto divided
  • 2 Roma tomatoes sliced into rounds
  • 1/2 cup mozzarella shredded


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Cover a rimmed cookie sheet with aluminum foil and spray with nonstick cooking spray. Set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, toss chicken pieces with 1/2 cup prepared pesto. Lay chicken pieces in a single layer on cookie sheet.
  • Bake in preheated oven 14-16 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through and there is no longer any pink in the center.
  • Remove from oven. Place a layer of sliced tomatoes, slightly overlapping, over each chicken breast. Drizzle the top of the tomatoes with about 1 Tablespoon, per breast, of remaining pesto. Top each piece of chicken with an equal amount of cheese.
  • Return to oven and continue to bake until cheese has melted. Remove and allow chicken to rest for about 5 minutes then serve.


Serving: 1/4 of the recipe | Calories: 416kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 88mg | Sodium: 800mg | Potassium: 502mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1637IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 179mg | Iron: 1mg