Easy Pesto Chicken

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

Easy Pesto Chicken is a flavor packed chicken recipe that only requires 4 ingredients and 5 minutes of prep time! This easy dinner idea will be on permanent rotation in your house!

Easy Pesto Chicken is a simple and quick chicken recipe with only 4 ingredients!

Chicken Recipes are the cornerstone of our family dinners. From Crack Chicken to MIYM Chicken I have chicken breast recipes on this site aplenty! And this Pesto Chicken is so hyper simple it’s almost not a recipe. Like I said, only 4 ingredients and you will have a flavor packed dinner on the table in 30 minutes!

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

What Are the 4 Ingredients in this Chicken Recipe?

The fact that there are only 4 ingredients is what makes this a go-to chicken breast recipe in my house! It’s packed with so much flavor, while being insanely easy…it just doesn’t get better than that! All you need is:

  • Chicken Breasts
  • Breadcrumbs
  • Pesto
  • Provolone Cheese

How To Make Pesto Chicken

How Do You Make Pesto Chicken?

The process for this chicken recipe couldn’t be easier! The prep time is under 10 minutes, and you bake is for about 30 minutes, depending on how thick the chicken breasts you use are! Here’s what you do:

  1. Coat you chicken breasts in breadcrumbs. You can use plain, or Italian seasoned breadcrumbs, which is what I use to add a little more flavor!
  2. Then just arrange the chicken breasts in a 9×13 baking dish.
  3. Spread the jar of pesto evenly on top of the chicken.
  4. And then top with slices of Provolone cheese.

What can you serve on the side?

  • Green Salad
  • Peas
  • Green Beans
  • Rice
  • Pasta
  • Asparagus
  • Or even serve this on a roll and make it in a sandwich!

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

Tips To Make This Pesto Chicken Recipe:

It’s such an easy meal that packs a lot of flavor. Here are some easy tips and substitutions!

  • You could use boneless chicken thighs as well in this recipe
  • If you prefer homemade pesto, you can absolutely use that instead of jarred.
  • If you don’t like provolone cheese, you could sub it out for mozzarella.
  • Like I said above, you can easily turn this Pesto Chicken into a Pesto Chicken Sandwich! Use your favorite sub or hoagie roll, toast it if you want and this will be a delicious hot sub!
  • If you really don’t like Pesto you could even use tomato or marinara sauce in place of the pesto, creating an easy Chicken Parm!

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Easy Pesto Chicken

  • Author: Cookies & Cups
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: serves 4-6 1x
  • Category: Chicken
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: Dinner

Description:

This easy one pan meal makes a flavor packed dinner everyone will love!


Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 pounds boneless chicken breasts, pounded 1/2 inch (68 pieces)
  • 1 cup Italian breadcrumbs
  • 1 (5-6 ounce) jar pesto
  • 23 ounces sliced provolone cheese

Instructions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F/175°C. Lightly coat a 9×13 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.

Notes:

Store airtight in the refrigerator for up to 3 days

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  1. […] Pesto Chicken is the chicken recipe you need in your life for those nights where you just don’t have the time or energy to prepare dinner. This easy chicken recipe only has 4 ingredients and requires no prep. You will have it in the oven in 5 minutes and it will be on your table in 30. Serve it with a simple green salad or vegetable and everyone will be happy! […]

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Shelly Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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