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I love pesto. So I was really excited to try this recipe out. I can’t even describe how this basil pesto added such amazing flavor to this chicken. I feel like this is something I would have ordered at a nice restaurant but was able to make it at home. This was absolutely fantastic! It will definitely not disappoint.
Rating: 5 stars Difficulty of Recipe: 3 stars
Review: This was my first time making pesto and it turned out fantastic! The chicken was perfect and moist and had tons of flavor. I will definitely make this again!
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Skinny Chicken Pesto Bake
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Prepare the basil pesto by pulsing in a food processor. Add the basil, garlic, parmesan, and salt and pepper. Slowly add the olive oil. Set aside.
- Wash the chicken and dry with paper towel. Slice the chicken breast horizontally to create four thinner cutlets.
- Line a baking sheet with foil or parchment paper. Lay chicken on the foil. Spread 1 tsp basil pesto on top. Bake for 15 minutes until the center is no longer pink.
- Remove from oven and top with tomatoes, mozzarella, and parmesan cheese. Bake for another 3-5 minutes or until cheese is melted.
Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.