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.
Substitutions: Feel free to sub in any flavor pesto for the basil pesto in this recipe.You can also use any type of cheese. Using a milder flavored cheese helps the flavor of the pesto to star in this dish.Prep: Chicken tenderloins save the step of cutting the chicken in half. Using store bought pesto can also save time if you don't have homemade on hand.Check out the video for this recipe in the blog post!