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Crispy Baked Pesto Chicken

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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.

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  • 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.


  • 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
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.

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