Comida Kraft
Recipe Box

Crispy Baked Pesto Chicken

Prep Time
15
min.
Total Time
35
min.
Servings

4 servings

Top a crunchy coating with pesto and mozzarella to get a simply delicious pesto chicken dish. Or, as we like to call it, Crispy Baked Pesto Chicken.

Read MoreRead Less

What You Need

Showing deals in Winnetka, IL 60093
Show Deals
Change Zip
Select All
Add To Shopping List

Make It

Tap or click steps to mark as complete

  • Heat oven to 400ºF.
  • Coat chicken with coating mix; place in 8-inch square baking dish sprayed with cooking spray.
  • Bake 20 min. or until done (165ºF).
  • Top with pesto and cheese; bake 5 min. or until cheese is melted.

Serving Suggestion

Serve with hot cooked rice and steamed fresh vegetables.

Food Facts

Pesto is an uncooked sauce made with fresh basil, garlic, pignoli (pine nuts), Parmesan or Pecorino cheese and olive oil. This classic, fresh-tasting sauce originated in Italy and is a favorite on pasta and chicken dishes. Look for prepared pesto in either the refrigerated aisle of your supermarket, with the sauces and dressings in the produce aisle or with the jarred pasta sauces in the grocery aisle.

Servings

  • 4 servings

Healthy Living

  • Generally Nutritious
  • Diabetes Center

Diabetes Center

  • Carb Choices: 1 Carb Choice

Diet Exchange

  • 1 Starch
  • 4 Meat (L)

Nutrition Bonus

Swap out fried chicken for this crispy pesto- and cheese-topped baked chicken. Eating right never tasted so good!

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 4 servings
AMOUNT PER SERVING
Calories 260
Total fat 9g
Saturated fat 2.5g
Cholesterol 70mg
Sodium 630mg
Carbohydrate 15g
Dietary fiber 1g
Sugars 1g
Protein 28g
% Daily Value
Vitamin A 8 %DV
Vitamin C 0 %DV
Calcium 6 %DV
Iron 8 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

Ratings & Reviews

Rated 4 out of 5 by from Made often. Made often. Have had a recipe 95% identical to this. When the boxed coating is not on hand, try well-seasoned dry bread crumbs or panko. My pesto is homemade each summer. The chicken comes out crunchy on the outside and moist on the inside. Test with an instant thermometer instead of relying solely on the given time. Want something quicker? Pound out your chicken breast halves, coat them, saute quickly in batches in a large pan. Then transfer to a baking sheet, top with the pesto and cheese. Slip under the broiler for a minute or 2. If making one breast half only, saute, add pesto, and cheese. Turn off range and cover until the cheese has melted. This is a no-brainer, ever for a beginning cook. Bravo!
Date published: 2007-11-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Loved this! Loved this! It works well with my determination to cook delicious, healthy, low-calorie meals. I am a PC and this is my focus. I will make this again for friends since it is very easy to prepare. I did make the green beans/tomatoes for side dish and a light salad. Today, is my B-Day so I will be picking recipe from you to entertain my guests for dinner. Keep up the good work. Me and my clients love the "new" Kraft Foods. Chef Diane
Date published: 2007-11-14
Rated 2 out of 5 by from This is what I would do to this recipe so I will make it again: I would NOT use Shake and Bake. This is what I would do to this recipe so I will make it again: I would NOT use Shake and Bake. I will take the chicken breast and sprinkle coarse gound pepper, lemon pepper and herbed powdered garlic on it. I would bake uncovered with capers sprinkled on it...then I would add the pesto and cheese and bake as directed. The flavor of the Shake and bake does not seem to go with the Pesto/ Anyway, thanks for the idea!
Date published: 2007-02-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I made this for dinner last night, and in my husband's words, it was "restaurant quality." To avoid... I made this for dinner last night, and in my husband's words, it was "restaurant quality." To avoid the expensive jar of pesto, I bought a packet of stove-top pesto seasoning mix. After I made the pesto, I added some chicken broth to the pot, boiled some quick rice, and added about 1/4 cup of parmesan cheese for an end result of parmesan pesto rice. It was an awesome meal!
Date published: 2010-08-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from This recipe was really easy to make and pretty tasty. This recipe was really easy to make and pretty tasty. Instead of Shake and Bake, I combined bread crumbs, parmesan cheese, Italian seasonings, and paprika with dashes of salt and ground pepper. Also, served over pasta that was lightly coated with the remaining pesto sauce--FYI, I used Trader Joe's pesto sauce. The whole meal turned our really well and I'd make it again.
Date published: 2007-05-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great, and I have shared this with all my co-workers, Many didn't care for the pesto, but all in... Great, and I have shared this with all my co-workers, Many didn't care for the pesto, but all in all they loved it. They asked me for more week in a bag menus! I told them I would request it. It is a great idea, and they all said they are going to use them! I do share all the recipies with people at work, and I work in food service! Sal-Lee
Date published: 2007-11-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from This was delicious and so easy - my whole family loved it! This was delicious and so easy - my whole family loved it! Also try with Sundried Tomato Pesto (made by Classico). I made half the chicken breasts with regular pesto and half with the sundried tomato pesto. I think the sundried tomato version won out with the kids, but my husband and I liked both. This is definitely a keeper recipe!
Date published: 2007-11-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Although I thought this was a good recipe- I think you MUST be a pest lover. Although I thought this was a good recipe- I think you MUST be a pest lover. I only used approx 1 tsp to spread on each pc of chicken and that was enough. My kids love pesto on pasta so I thought they would love this...they ate it, but didnt love it. It was a nice change for a chicken dish...maybe next time serve it w/garlic bread?
Date published: 2007-11-11
  • y_2016, m_12, d_7, h_14
  • bvseo_bulk, prod_bvrr, vn_bulk_0.0
  • cp_1, bvpage1
  • co_hasreviews, tv_72, tr_277
  • loc_en_US, sid_95137, prod, sort_[SortEntry(order=RELEVANCE, direction=DESCENDING)]
  • clientName_khcrm

K:52844v2:95137

>