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Easy Healthy Pesto Chicken

amyeatinglow's picture
This is a super easy recipe that tastes yummy!
  Chicken breast tenderloins/Regular chicken breasts 1 Pound
  Pesto 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Mozzarella cheese 2 Ounce

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spread 1/4 c pesto in a baking dish. Place chicken on top of pesto. Add the rest of the pesto (1/4 c) on top of the chicken. Bake for 25 minutes. Top with mozzarella and bake for 5 minutes more or until chicken is done.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Very Easy
Chicken, Poultry
Everyday, Healthy
Preparation Time: 
5 Minutes
Cook Time: 
30 Minutes
Ready In: 
35 Minutes
Pesto chicken has always been a simple dish to prepare, but the healthy version that the chef shows here is definitely a refreshing change! It is a very low fat, low cal and low carb version of pesto sauce that she uses here. Definitely worth a watch.

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 317 Calories from Fat 207

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 23 g35.4%

Saturated Fat 5.4 g27.2%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 38.5 mg12.8%

Sodium 566 mg23.6%

Total Carbohydrates 12 g4.1%

Dietary Fiber 0.83 g3.3%

Sugars 0.4 g

Protein 13 g26.5%

Vitamin A 1.3% Vitamin C 1%

Calcium 6.2% Iron 4.9%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Snigdha's picture
I use pesto for pasta, as a spread on sandwich or even pizza but haven't tried baking it with chicken. Sounds good though!!
The.Tortilla.Guy's picture
I make my own Pesto and then use it for all kinds of things Mixing with creamcheese and or sour cream for dips, using on breads, mixing with mayo, eggs, mashed potatoes, even use to season chicken and of course Pasta The Tortilla Guy
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