Chicken Pesto Bake Recipe

Chicken Pesto Bake Recipe

How To Make Chicken Pesto Bake

This easy pesto chicken is baked in 15 minutes to achieve tender and juicy meat. Keep it low-carb with cheese, tomato, and refreshing basil pesto.

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 15 minutes
Total: 25 minutes




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

Recipe Notes

    • 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.
    • *Check out Skinny Basil Pesto Recipe for pesto sauce.


    • Calories: 258.69kcal
    • Fat: 16.31g
    • Saturated Fat: 6.61g
    • Trans Fat: 0.09g
    • Monounsaturated Fat: 5.16g
    • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.93g
    • Carbohydrates: 2.58g
    • Fiber: 0.58g
    • Sugar: 1.07g
    • Protein: 24.56g
    • Cholesterol: 78.86mg
    • Sodium: 348.30mg
    • Calcium: 182.54mg
    • Potassium: 289.94mg
    • Iron: 0.98mg
    • Vitamin A: 85.12µg
    • Vitamin C: 4.21mg
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