Wide shot of a baking dish with baked chicken breasts topped with bail pesto, fresh mozzarella, and slices of tomato.

Pesto Chicken Bake

Wide shot of a baking dish with baked chicken breasts topped with bail pesto, fresh mozzarella, and slices of tomato.

Pesto Chicken Bake

Baked chicken breasts topped with basil pesto, tomatoes, and mozzarella.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Course Main Dishes
Cuisine Italian
Servings 4 Servings

Ingredients
  

  • 3-4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 4 tablespoons prepared pesto
  • 1 tomato
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 400 F.
  • Lay chicken breasts in a baking dish in a single layer.
  • Spread 1 tablespoon of the pesto on top of each chicken breast.
  • Cut the tomato into ½-inch thick slices and lay 2 slices on top of each chicken breast.
  • Sprinkle the cheese over the top of the chicken breasts.
  • Bake for 40 minutes or until the chicken is done and the juices run clear.
  • Serve over brown rice or whole-grain pasta.
Keyword 5 Ingredients or Less, Easy, Kid-friendly, One Pot Meals, Weeknight Meals
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