Chicken Pesto Bake is a simple, light dish made with skinless chicken breasts, pesto, tomatoes, mozzarella and Parmesan cheese. You can make this in the oven, or make it outside on the grill!
Chicken Pesto Bake is a simple, light dish made with skinless chicken breasts, pesto, tomatoes, mozzarella and Parmesan cheese. You can make this in the oven, or make it outside on the grill!

Chicken Pesto Bake is a simple, light dish made with skinless chicken breasts, pesto, tomatoes, mozzarella and Parmesan cheese. You can make this in the oven, or make it outside on the grill!

Chicken Pesto Bake is a simple, light dish made with skinless chicken breasts, pesto, tomatoes, mozzarella and Parmesan cheese. You can make this in the oven, or make it outside on the grill!

This recipe has been in the archives since 2012, a favorite for years. I’ve updated the photos and brought it back from the archives as I am adding this to my meal plan next week. I like to serve this with salad or zucchini noodles to keep it low-carb. I make my own skinny pesto but if you want to use store bought, that is fine too!

Chicken Pesto Bake is a simple dish made with skinless chicken breasts, pesto, tomatoes, mozzarella and Parmesan cheese. You can make this in the oven, or make it outside on the grill!

Chicken Pesto Bake

Chicken Pesto Bake is a simple, light dish made with skinless chicken breasts, pesto, tomatoes, mozzarella and Parmesan cheese. You can make this in the oven, or make it outside on the grill!

Ingredients:

  • 2 (16 oz total) boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • kosher salt and fresh pepper to taste
  • 4 teaspoons Skinny Basil Pesto
  • 1 medium tomatoes, sliced thin
  • 6 tbsp (1.5 oz) shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 2 teaspoons grated parmesan cheese

Directions:

  1. Wash chicken and dry with a paper towel. Slice chicken breast horizontally to create 4 thinner cutlets. Season lightly with salt and fresh pepper.
  2. Preheat the oven to 400° F. Line baking sheet with foil or parchment if desired for easy clean-up.
  3. Place the chicken on prepared baking sheet. Spread about 1 teaspoon of pesto over each piece of chicken.
  4. Bake for 15 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink in center. Remove from oven; top with tomatoes, mozzarella and parmesan cheese. Bake for an additional 3 to 5 minutes or until cheese is melted.
  5. To Grill: Grill chicken over medium flame on both sides until cooked through in the center.  Lower flame, top chicken with tomatoes and cheese, and close grill until cheese melts.

Nutrition Information

Yield: 4 Servings, Serving Size: 1 piece chicken

  • Amount Per Serving:
  • Smart Points: 4
  • Points +: 6
  • Calories: 236
  • Total Fat: 11.5g
  • Saturated Fat: g
  • Cholesterol: mg
  • Sodium: 550mg
  • Carbohydrates: 2.5g
  • Fiber: 0.5g
  • Sugar: 0g
  • Protein: 28.5g