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4-Ingredient Baked Pesto Chicken

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.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: baked chicken, pesto chicken
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 257.9kcal
Author: Blair Lonergan

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

  • 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.
  • Cover tightly with foil and place in the freezer for up to 3 months.
  • To Bake: Thaw chicken in refrigerator overnight. All to come to room temperature on the counter for about 30 minutes before baking.
  • 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.

Notes

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

Nutrition

Serving: 1/ 4 of the chicken | Calories: 257.9kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 32.4g | Fat: 10.9g