Baked Chicken Pesto

6 Pieces359 cals

This Healthy Baked Chicken Pesto recipe is packed with protein, perfect for meal prep, low in carbs, smells AND tastes delicious, and only takes around 30 minutes to make!

Tips:

  • If you can’t find basil pesto, make your own by processing or blending 2 Cups Basil, 4 Tablespoons (20g) Grated Parmesan Cheese, 1/4 Cup Pine Nuts, 1 Teaspoon Minced Garlic (or 2 Cloves Garlic), 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil, and 1/4 Teaspoon Salt!
  • Double or triple the recipe to last you the whole week!
Healthy Baked Chicken Pesto Recipe

Baked Chicken Pesto

This Healthy Baked Chicken Pesto recipe is packed with protein, low in carbs, smells AND tastes delicious, and only takes around 30 minutes to make!
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: baked chicken, healthy chicken and biscuits, pesto chicken
Servings: 6 Pieces
Calories: 359kcal
Cost: $8
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: baked chicken, healthy chicken and biscuits, pesto chicken
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 6 Pieces
Calories: 359kcal
Cost: $8

Ingredients

  • 3 Pounds Chicken Breast48 Ounces
  • ½ Cup Pesto124g Basil
  • ½ Cup Marinara Sauce126g
  • 2 Sliced TomatoPlum
  • 6 Tablespoons Parmesan Cheese30g Grated
  • ½ Cup Mozzarella Cheese56g Reduced Fat

Instructions

  • Trim the fat off your Chicken Breast and cut them in half the long way
  • Take out a baking dish and add your Chicken Breast into it (make sure to use a dish that allows everything to fit snug)
  • Evenly distribute your Basil Pesto, Marinara, and Sliced Plum Tomatoes on top
  • Cover your dish with aluminum foil
  • Bake on 375F/190C for 25 minutes
  • Take your chicken out and uncover it
  • Top it with your Parmesan and Mozzarella Cheese
  • Bake uncovered for another 10 minutes on 375F/190C

Video

Notes

Calories in the WHOLE recipe:
  • Calories: 2154
  • Fat: 90g
  • Saturated Fat: 19g
  • Sodium: 1420mg
  • Carbs: 26g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Sugar: 17g
  • Protein: 310g
 
Calories in each serving (if you make 6):
  • Calories: 359
  • Fat: 15g
  • Saturated Fat: 3.1g
  • Sodium: 236.6mg
  • Carbs: 4.3g
  • Fiber: .5g
  • Sugar: 2.8g
  • Protein: 51.6g

Nutrition

Calories: 359kcal | Carbohydrates: 4.3g | Protein: 51.6g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 3.1g | Sodium: 236.6mg | Fiber: 0.5g | Sugar: 2.8g

Ingredients

  • 3 Pounds Chicken Breast 48 Ounces
  • ½ Cup Pesto 124g Basil
  • ½ Cup Marinara Sauce 126g
  • 2 Sliced Tomato Plum
  • 6 Tablespoons Parmesan Cheese 30g Grated
  • ½ Cup Mozzarella Cheese 56g Reduced Fat

Instructions

  • Trim the fat off your Chicken Breast and cut them in half the long way
  • Take out a baking dish and add your Chicken Breast into it (make sure to use a dish that allows everything to fit snug)
  • Evenly distribute your Basil Pesto, Marinara, and Sliced Plum Tomatoes on top
  • Cover your dish with aluminum foil
  • Bake on 375F/190C for 25 minutes
  • Take your chicken out and uncover it
  • Top it with your Parmesan and Mozzarella Cheese
  • Bake uncovered for another 10 minutes on 375F/190C

Video

Notes

Calories in the WHOLE recipe:
  • Calories: 2154
  • Fat: 90g
  • Saturated Fat: 19g
  • Sodium: 1420mg
  • Carbs: 26g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Sugar: 17g
  • Protein: 310g
 
Calories in each serving (if you make 6):
  • Calories: 359
  • Fat: 15g
  • Saturated Fat: 3.1g
  • Sodium: 236.6mg
  • Carbs: 4.3g
  • Fiber: .5g
  • Sugar: 2.8g
  • Protein: 51.6g

Nutrition

Calories: 359kcal | Carbohydrates: 4.3g | Protein: 51.6g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 3.1g | Sodium: 236.6mg | Fiber: 0.5g | Sugar: 2.8g

9 Comments

  1. Chris on August 25, 2015 at 12:00 am

    just made this for dinner tonight smells and tastes amazing

  2. vi on August 25, 2015 at 12:00 am

    Hello Derek! I really appreciate you making videos and creating recipes for us. I hope you get to hear that you are appreciated every day from your fans and people from the community. Thank you for not promoting anything and just purely doing the recicpes and coming up with fun ways to eat healthy.

  3. Kim on September 15, 2015 at 12:00 am

    Boyfriend made this for the second time (he loves your site!) and once again it was deliciously amazing! I’m officially hooked 🙂

    • Derek Howes on September 15, 2015 at 12:00 am

      Love it Kim! 🙂 Thanks for the wonderful feedback!

  4. Sacha on September 17, 2015 at 12:00 am

    Another winner! Very tasty!

  5. Cora on March 20, 2016 at 12:00 am

    I made this dish last night it was quick, easy, and my favorite inexpensive. I love recipes that have ingredients I already use on a regular basis. This was tasty and it smells devine. Thanks Derek it was delicious.

    • Derek Howes on March 21, 2016 at 12:00 am

      Wonderful to hear Cora! Thank you for the feedback 🙂

  6. Elizabeth on August 20, 2018 at 12:00 am

    This recipe is so good . My son , husband and I loved it . I make and freeze sundried tomato pesto at the end of every summer because our basil plants grow like crazy . I’m always looking for great recipes to use my pesto and this is definitely a favorite . So easy also . Thank you Mr. Howes !

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