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Baked Pesto Chicken


All of that yummy pesto in the bottom of is perfect to serve with rice, potatoes, or quinoa. Or just serve it right over the chicken.

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  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • salt and fresh ground black pepper for seasoning chicken
  • 1/2 cup basil pesto (try other pesto flavors too!)
  • 1/2 cup grated low-fat mozzarella cheese



Step 1

1.Preheat oven to 375F.

2.Spray a 9×13 baking dish with non-stick spray. Spread ¼ cup basil pesto to lightly cover the bottom of the dish. Spread the chicken over the pesto, then spread the remaining pesto over the chicken.

3.Cover the dish with aluminum foil and bake the chicken for 25-30 minutes, until the chicken is barely cooked through.

4.Remove the foil and sprinkle the cheese on top of the chicken. Put dish back into the oven, uncovered, and cook 5 minutes more until the cheese is melted. To lightly brown the cheese, you can broil the dish for another 2-3 minutes more.

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