This pesto chicken bake is so simple. It only has 5 ingredients in the recipe.
When everyone in our house is running around every weeknight, quick and simple dinners are what makes it into our meal plan for the week.
Plus, I normally have all of the 5 ingredients in my fridge on any given day, so it is easy to whip up when I am not interested in making a fancy 5-course meal. Haha.
Another added bonus is that my kids absolutely love it.
We will often pair it with our Loaded Broccoli Salad, Copycat Little Caesars Crazy Bread Recipe (great for dipping in the extra creamy sauce), and then follow dinner up with our Berry Cheesecake Pudding Salad Recipe for dessert.
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One pan recipe ingredients:
- Chicken Breasts
- Pesto basil (THIS is a great brand)
- Plain Greek yogurt
- Parmesan cheese
- Mozzarella cheese
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Kitchen items that will be used in this Easy Pesto Chicken Bake:
- 9×13 inch baking pan (THIS one is great and freezer safe too!)
- Nonstick cooking spray
- Small mixing bowl
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How to Make Easy Pesto Chicken in One Pan:
When you start to make the pesto chicken, preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
Then, get out your 9×13 inch baking pan and prep it by spraying it with nonstick cooking spray.
Next, trim the fat off the chicken and season each side of the chicken with salt and pepper to your desired tastes.
When you are done with that place the chicken into the prepared 9×13 inch baking pan.
Now, in a small mixing bowl, place the pesto basil, Greek yogurt, and grated parmesan cheese and mix it all together until it is well combined.
Divide the creamy pesto sauce evenly over the chicken breasts making sure to cover the chicken completely.
Once that is done, place the baking pan in the preheated oven and bake the chicken for 20 minutes.
When the timer goes off, remove the pan from the oven and sprinkle the mozzarella cheese on top of each chicken breast.
Then, place the pan back in the oven and let the chicken bake for another 10 minutes or until the chicken is fully cooked and all of the cheese has melted.
Now just, serve it with your favorite sides and enjoy!
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Easy Pesto Chicken Bake Recipe
- 4 chicken breasts
- 1/3 cup pesto basil
- 1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt
- 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- 1/3 cup mozzarella cheese
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Spray a 9×13" baking pan with non stick cooking spray.
- Place the chicken breasts in a pan and season with salt and pepper on both sides.
- In a small bowl, combine the pesto basil, Greek yogurt and grated parmesan cheese until all combined.
- Divide the mixture into fourths and spread over the four chicken breasts evenly.
- Bake in preheated oven for 20 minutes.
- Remove pan from oven and sprinkle Mozzarella cheese on each chicken breast.
- Place back in the oven and bake for 10 more minutes or until chicken is fully cooked and cheese is melted.
- We added the cherry tomatoes during the last 10 minutes of baking. Totally optional.
- 9×13-inch Baking Pan
- Non-stick Cooking Spray
- Small Mixing Bowl
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