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Baked Pesto Chicken Recipe

Baked Pesto Chicken

Baked Pesto Chicken Recipe: Looking for healthy meal options? Want to lower your carb intake? How about something to prep for lunches all week? Well we’ve tried a recipe that answers YES to all of the above.

Pesto Ingredients

Pesto Ingredients:

2 cups basil
1/4 cup pine nuts
1 cloves garlic
3/4 cup olive oil
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
Zest and juice from half lemon
Salt and pepper to taste

In food processor combine basil, pine nuts and garlic. Pulse until coarsely chopped. Then add in your favorite olive oil, lemon juice, lemon zest and process until smooth. Season with salt and pepper. Mix in cheese. If you don’t have time to make pesto, store bought will do.

Pesto

6 boneless and skinless chicken breasts, salt and ground black pepper for seasoning chicken. Trim off visible fat and tendons from chicken pieces, then cut each chicken breast lengthwise into 2 or 3 pieces.

Raw Chicken

Preheat oven to 375F.  Spray a 9″ x 12″ baking dish with non-stick spray, spread 1/2 cup basil pesto over the bottom of the dish. Lay chicken strips over the pesto, then spread 1/2 cup more basil pesto over the chicken.

Chicken with Pesto

Cover with aluminum foil and bake the chicken for 30-35 minutes, until chicken is cooked through. Serve hot.

Baked chicken and pesto

It may not look appealing but it tastes great and I will be making this recipe again. What should I make next? Leave me a comment below.

We found the original recipe at Kalyns Kitchen.

Baked Pesto Chicken Weve Tried It

2 Comments Published

written on 20 January 2015 - Reply

This looks so good – I can’t wait to try it! You show the pine nuts in a frying pan — did you toast them before making the pesto?

Thanks so much for sharing this recipe!!

written on 20 January 2015 - Reply

We were just warming them up because we store them in the freezer. Let us know what you think of the recipe!

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