For an easy weeknight dinner, this Baked Pesto Chicken hits the spot. With only 5 ingredients, a 5 minute prep time, and the approval of my 5 kids its bound to be a hit in your house too!
Baked Pesto Chicken – Low Carb, Keto, Gluten-Free, Grain-Free, THM S
Pesto sauce is one of my favorite condiments. It is perfect for quick meals like my 5 Minute 5 Ingredient Baked Pesto Chicken. Pesto packs a lot of flavor in a small package.
At the end of the summer I’ll make a batch of pesto from the basil in my garden but the rest of the year I just buy it.
I know you are wondering how something with only 5 ingredients and a 5 minute prep time can taste good. This really does. All I did was thaw a couple cubes of homemade pesto I had in the freezer, slice some mozzarella, cut the chicken breasts in half, and layer it in a baking dish. That is my kind of weeknight dinner. This is the second meal in my series of 5 Minute 5 Ingredients dinners. My first was Pizza Chicken Casserole which has gotten some great reviews. Click to check it out.
Step 1: Put some chicken breasts into a casserole dish. Drop on some small dollops of pesto.
Step 2: Top with sliced or shredded mozzarella cheese. Bake. Eat.
Pesto sauce is one of my favorite condiments. It is perfect for quick meals like my 5 Minute 5 Ingredient Baked Pesto Chicken. Pesto packs a lot of flavor in a small package. At the end of the summer I'll make a batch but normally I just buy it.
- 4 chicken breasts about 1.5 lb, sliced in half widthwise to make 8 pieces
- 3 tbsp basil pesto
- 8 oz mozzarella thinly sliced or shredded
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp black pepper
Preheat oven to 350.
Spray baking dish with cooking spray. Place chicken in the bottom in a single layer and sprinkle with the salt and pepper. Spread the pesto on the chicken. Put the mozzarella on top.
Bake for 35-45 minutes until the chicken is 160 degrees and the cheese is golden and bubbly. You can broil it for a few minutes at the end to brown the cheese if you want.