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4-Ingredient Baked Pesto Chicken
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 

In about 45 minutes, you can stock your kitchen with 5 different healthy freezer meals that are ready and waiting for you when you need dinner FAST! These quick recipes only require about 5 minutes to prepare, making a week of meals simple and easy.

Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: baked chicken, pesto chicken
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 257.9 kcal
Author: Blair
Ingredients
  • 1 (15 ounce) can diced tomatoes, drained
  • 4 thin-sliced boneless, skinless chicken breasts (or 2 large breasts cut in half horizontally), about 16 ounces total
  • ½ cup prepared pesto sauce
  • ½ cup shredded mozzarella cheese
Instructions
  1. Spread diced tomatoes on the bottom of an 8-inch square baking dish. Season chicken with salt and pepper on both sides. Place chicken on top of tomatoes. Spread about 2 tablespoons of pesto sauce on top of each piece of chicken. Sprinkle with shredded mozzarella.
  2. Cover tightly with foil and place in the freezer for up to 3 months.
  3. To Bake: Thaw chicken in refrigerator overnight. All to come to room temperature on the counter for about 30 minutes before baking.
  4. Remove the cover from the dish and bake the chicken (uncovered) at 350 degrees F for about 20-25 minutes (or until chicken is cooked through). The cooking time will depend on the size of your chicken breasts.
Recipe Notes

For Serving: This chicken is delicious served with rice, pasta, or dinner rolls.

Nutrition Facts
4-Ingredient Baked Pesto Chicken
Amount Per Serving (1 / 4 of the chicken)
Calories 257.9 Calories from Fat 98
% Daily Value*
Fat 10.9g17%
Carbohydrates 5g2%
Protein 32.4g65%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.