Easy Pesto Chicken

This Easy Pesto Chicken is packed with flavor, and is one of the quickest meals you will ever prepare!

This Easy Pesto Chicken is packed with flavor, and is one of the quickest meals you will ever prepare!

This meal is so hyper simple it’s almost not a recipe. And I am sure in some circles it ISN’T considered a recipe. But that’s fine…you call it what you want, I’ll just call it delicious.

The prep time for the chicken is literally minutes. And I created a short little video to show you just how easy!!

Certainly you can use a homemade pesto, if you’re feeling fancy, but I usually just grab a jar of my favorite store bought and call it a day. You can serve it on top of pasta or just a salad…

This Easy Pesto Chicken is packed with flavor, and is one of the quickest meals you will ever prepare!

All you do is coat you chicken breasts in breadcrumbs.

Place them all in a baking dish. I overlapped mine a little…it’s ok.

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Then just spoon and spread your pesto sauce on top.

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Place a slice of provolone cheese on each chicken breast…

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And bake it until the chicken is cooked and the cheese is melty. I like to use thin-sliced chicken for this recipe.

This Easy Pesto Chicken is packed with flavor, and is one of the quickest meals you will ever prepare!

It’s such an easy meal that packs a lot of flavor. You’ll love this!

5.0 from 2 reviews
East Pesto Chicken
 
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Serves: serves 4-6
Ingredients
  • 1½ pounds boneless chicken breasts, pounded ½ inch (6-8 pieces)
  • 1 cup Italian breadcrumbs
  • 1 (5-6 ounce) jar pesto
  • 2- 3 ounces sliced provolone cheese
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F/175°C. Lightly coat a 9x13 baking dish with nonstick spray. Set aside.
  2. Coat each chicken breast in breadcrumbs lightly and place into the prepared pan. Spread the pesto sauce on top of the chicken and then top with the sliced Provolone.
  3. Bake uncovered for 30-35 minutes until the chicken is cooked and the cheese is melted.
  4. Serve immediately over pasta or a salad.

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Laura
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Oh my goodness, yum! Safe to say, I’ll be trying this when I’ve moved into my new house soon.

Barbara
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My sister emailed me this recipe over 10 years ago and we still make it all the time

lori
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Great simple recipe, I am going to add it to my weeknight meals…I love pesto.
Thanks for sharing.

Trisha
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I made this last night and wow, what a hit! Easy and yum!! Thx

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