Crispy Baked Pesto Chicken

4.3
(349) 278 Reviews
Prep Time
15
min.
Total Time
35
min.
Servings

4 servings

Here’s what happens when you top a crunchy coating with pesto and mozzarella: a simply delicious 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.

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
% Daily Value
Total fat 9g
Saturated fat 2.5g
Cholesterol 70mg
Sodium 630mg
Carbohydrate 15g
Dietary fiber 1g
Sugars 1g
Protein 28g
   
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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  • asl_chica |

    Love this simple recipe! It's a great "go-to" when menu planning for the week - just add a side of veggies or rice!

  • csears1978 |

    The chicken was very juicy, however I found it to be extremely salty. I think it would be better with less pesto, just a thin layer on the chicken would suffice.

  • bababags |

    Family enjoyed with Crispy Baked Pesto Chicken. Had to rate it 5 Stars this recipe is a real winner.

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