Baked Pesto Chicken

For a fast and satisfying meal, Baked Pesto Chicken is the answer! A healthy and super quick meal that will quickly become a favorite! 

Chicken-Pesto-sliced  Piece of Home

With only a few ingredients in the house, this was the perfect dinner for us the other night! We pretty much always have tomatoes, and this combo was sounding oh-so-fine!

Pesto = happy husband

Chicken-Pesto-cut chicken in half

Literally, less than 5 minutes to prepare this bad boy.

Just slice a chicken breast in half.


Smother it in pesto. I went a little over board but my husband loves this stuff!


Bake it for 5 minutes then add tomato slices and cheese to the tops.


Mozzerella cheese would be nice but didn’t have any on hand. It’s also very expensive in Costa Rica so I just used some of my imported cheese I brought from the States.


Baked Chicken Pesto


2 large chicken breasts
1 large tomato
1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
4 Tbs. pesto


Preheat oven to 350. Slice each chicken breast in half and place on an oiled baking pan. Place about 1 Tbs of pesto on each half and bake for about 5-7 minutes. Remove chicken from oven and place 1-2 slices of tomato on top of each chicken half. Top with a few sprinkles of cheese. Bake for another 4-5 minutes or until cheese has melted and chicken is no longer pink.

{adapted from: SkinnyTaste}


The pesto make this a very juicy and tender meal. It’s very delicious! Add a nice salad to it, and wa-lah! A perfect mid-week dinner! (Salad: Zucchini, tomato, candied walnuts, & craisens.)


2 thoughts on “Baked Pesto Chicken

  1. Becky Hightower

    You may not know it but you just planned tomorrow nights dinner for me. Thank You Sweetie!

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