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Crispy Pesto Parmesan Chicken Recipe

Crispy Pesto Parmesan Chicken Recipe

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How To Make Crispy Pesto Parmesan Chicken

Taste the complementing flavors of this Parmesan chicken coated with basil, buttermilk, and mayo dressing mix, then baked until nice and golden.

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 30 minutes
Total: 45 minutes



  • 6ozchicken breast,boneless, skinless, halves
  • ¼cupmayonnaise
  • ¼cupbuttermilk
  • tspbasil,dried
  • ¼cupParmesan cheese,finely grated, divided
  • ¼tspgarlic powder,divided
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper,to taste
  • ½cupPanko bread crumbs
  • ¼cupdry white bread crumbs
  • tsponion powder
  • olive oil cooking spray


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Butter a 13×9-inch baking dish.

  2. In a shallow bowl, whisk together mayonnaise, buttermilk, dried basil, 2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese, ⅛ tsp garlic powder, and season with salt and pepper to taste. Set aside.

  3. In a separate shallow bowl, whisk together Panko bread crumbs, dry white bread crumbs, remaining 2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese, onion powder, ⅛ tsp garlic powder then season bread crumb mixture with salt and pepper to taste.

  4. Dip chicken in basil (pesto) dressing mixture and coat both sides, then dip in bread crumb mixture and coat both sides.

  5. Align coated chicken breast halves in a single layer on the baking dish. Spray tops of chicken breast halves evenly with olive oil cooking spray.

  6. Bake chicken in preheated oven for 30 to 35 minutes until cooked through. For a nice and golden chicken, move the oven rack up a bit on the last minute of baking and broil. Serve warm.


  • Calories: 270.18kcal
  • Fat: 18.20g
  • Saturated Fat: 4.49g
  • Trans Fat: 0.04g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 5.22g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 7.70g
  • Carbohydrates: 11.53g
  • Fiber: 0.65g
  • Sugar: 1.48g
  • Protein: 14.39g
  • Cholesterol: 39.78mg
  • Sodium: 327.45mg
  • Calcium: 161.22mg
  • Potassium: 145.90mg
  • Iron: 0.85mg
  • Vitamin A: 32.16µg
  • Vitamin C: 0.21mg
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