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Baked Pesto Chicken (3-Ingredient)

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Baked Pesto Chicken (3-Ingredient)
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Baked Pesto Chicken - #chicken #pesto #recipe #eatwell101 - This baked pesto chicken recipe combines tender chicken, bold flavors, and gooey cheese for an easy and delicious dinner option. With minimal prep time, This baked chicken recipe is perfect for busy weeknights.

Baked Pesto Chicken Recipe – If you’re looking for a flavorful and easy chicken dinner option, look no further than this baked pesto chicken recipe. Combining tender and juicy chicken breasts with the bold and aromatic flavors of pesto and a good layer of bubbling mozzarella cheese, this dish is sure to become a family favorite. With just a few simple ingredients and minimal prep time, this baked chicken recipe is perfect for a busy weeknight meal. Enjoy!

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Ingredients list for the baked pesto chicken recipe

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Baked pesto chicken recipe

This baked pesto chicken recipe is the juiciest, simplest, and most delicious chicken dinner you will ever make! Chicken is simply seasoned with garlic, salt, pepper, Italian seasoning, and red chili pepper flakes to keep the flavor of pesto forward. Top with cheese and pop in your oven until bubbly to perfection. Check the detailed instructions to make this delicious baked pesto chicken for dinner!

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Directions

1. To make the baked pesto chicken: Position a rack in the center of the oven and preheat the oven to 400ºF (200°C). Arrange sliced chicken breasts in a baking dish. Season with salt, pepper, Italian seasoning, garlic powder, and red chili pepper flakes, if using.

2. Top the seasoned chicken breast with a generous layer of green pesto. Sprinkle mozzarella over the top.

3. Bake the pesto chicken casserole for 30 minutes. The baked chicken pesto is done when cooked to an internal temperature of 165˚F (75°C). Serve the baked pesto chicken warm with a side of cauliflower rice, pasta, or baked veggies. Enjoy! ❤️

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Tips for the baked pesto chicken recipe

This baked pesto chicken breasts recipe is super easy, full of fresh and healthy ingredients, it’s super flavorful and so simple to make! Here are a few tips to make it even better:

  • Feel free to add more seasoning if you like your chicken more spicy.
  • Wait for 5 minutes before serving the baked pesto chicken breast to allow the juice to flow back into the meat.
  • Try with red pesto for a nice change the next week!

How to serve baked pesto chicken breast

You can serve your baked pesto chicken breasts with pasta, rice, quinoa, roasted veggies, or even sliced into your salads!

How to keep baked pesto chicken leftovers

You can keep any baked chicken pesto leftover in an airtight container in your refrigerator for up to 2 days. Reheat in the microwave or covered in your oven until heated through, adding a few drops of water to loosen the sauce.

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