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Baked Pesto Chicken

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I am always looking for a new way to serve chicken like this baked pesto chicken. Now, I tend to have a hard time with having new ways to serve chicken breasts by them selves. I can always find a good way to shred it and serve it in a dish or use it in a casserole or soup. Finding new ways to use it as a stand alone dish is hard.

I was so excited when I saw a simple way to make it using pesto. It is probably one of my favorite ingredients to keep on hand now. Now in order to make this a quick dish, I used chicken tenders. You could do the same thing with chicken breasts but will need to double the cooking time.

I love the punch of flavor that pesto offers. That is why you can get way with only 3 ingredients for this recipe. Plus, the chicken was moist and tender! The family loved this dish and was wishing I had more to serve, but I had to set some aside to take the picture for all of you to see. 🙂

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Baked Pesto Chicken


Units Scale
  • 1214 chicken tenders
  • 1/2 cup basil pesto (there are other pesto flavor that you could also try)
  • 1/2 cup grated mozzarella cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 375F.
  2. Spray a 9×13 baking dish with non-stick spray.
  3. Spread half of the basil pesto over the bottom of the baking dish.
  4. Place the chicken the baking dish in one layer.
  5. Spread the remaining pesto over the top of the chicken.
  6. Cover the dish with aluminum foil and bake the chicken for 20-25 minutes, until the chicken cooked.
  7. Remove the foil and sprinkle the cheese on top of the chicken. Put dish back into the oven, uncovered, and cook 5 minutes more until the cheese is melted. Serves 6.
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Adapted From Mommy of a Monster.


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