5 from 1 vote
"No Work" Italian Baked Chicken
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
40 mins

This no work Italian baked chicken is fast, healthy and super easy to put together. Perfect for busy weeknights!

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Italian baked chicken, Italian Chicken
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 197 kcal
Author: The Seasoned Mom
  • 3-5 boneless skinless chicken breasts (about 1.5 lbs.) (can substitute with about 8 chicken thighs)
  • ¼ cup pesto sauce
  • ¼ cup Dijon mustard
  • ¼ cup red wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons white wine or can substitute with chicken broth
  • 1 14.5 ounce can diced tomatoes (NOT drained)
  • 4 cloves of garlic peeled and whole
  • 4-6 fresh basil leaves
  • 2 sprigs fresh oregano
  • 2 sprigs fresh thyme
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Additional fresh herbs for garnish
  • Optional: cooked pasta for serving
  1. Preheat oven to 425F (220C).

  2. In a bowl, whisk together pesto, Dijon mustard, vinegar, and wine (or chicken broth). Stir in diced tomatoes, including juices.
  3. Place chicken in a large baking dish (about 9-inch by 13-inch) that has been sprayed with cooking spray. Sprinkle chicken with a little bit of salt and pepper, to taste.
  4. Pour sauce over chicken and toss to make sure that each piece of chicken is well coated. Place garlic cloves and fresh herbs in the dish (tucked alongside the chicken).
  5. Bake uncovered for 30-40 minutes, or until meat thermometer reads 165 degrees F. Remove garlic cloves and herb sprigs before serving, and be sure to spoon plenty of the delicious pan sauce over the chicken!
Recipe Notes
Nutrition Facts
"No Work" Italian Baked Chicken
Amount Per Serving
Calories 197 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 73mg24%
Sodium 353mg15%
Potassium 569mg16%
Carbohydrates 5g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 25g50%
Vitamin A 350IU7%
Vitamin C 9.1mg11%
Calcium 58mg6%
Iron 1.6mg9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.