Chicken Pesto is the Besto!

Chicken Pesto

Course Main Course


  • chicken breasts
  • pesto
  • tomatoes
  • mozzarella cheese


  • Preheat oven to 400F.
  • Place chicken on a tinfoil-lined pan and cover with pesto.
  • Bake chicken for 20-30 mins and remove from oven.
  • Place sliced tomatoes on top and cover with mozzarella.
  • Bake an additional 15-20 mins until chicken is cooked completely.

Over the past 3 weeks Bub and I have been resetting ourselves back into healthier eating habits. We use AdvoCare’s 24 Day Challenge as our springboard. The eating guides for the 24 Day Challenge are as follows: eat as clean as possible. If you have followed along with this blog, clean eating should be fairly familiar. We are most successful with our clean eating endeavors when I diligently meal plan– again, sound familiar?

So. In an effort to meal plan, I have taken to cruising Pinterest looking for ideas. I was just scrolling through the millions of boards when I came across this recipe for pesto chicken– I pinned it real quick!

Ok, so get ready because this is the easiest recipe ever. Preheat your oven to 400F and place however many chicken breast you want to cook on a tin foil lined pan. Cover each piece of chicken in your choice of pesto and bake for 20-30 minutes.

pesto blanketRemove the pesto covered chicken from the oven and place sliced tomatoes (I used Romas) and sprinkle with mozzarella and put back in the oven for another 15-20 minutes. You want to let the chicken cook until it cooked all the way through and the mozzarella is nice and melted.

Chicken PestoThis was so delicious! It was also delicious the next day for lunch with hummus in a wrap!

Chicken Pesto is the Besto!
  • chicken
  • pesto
  • tomatoes
  • mozzarella cheese
  1. Preheat oven to 400F
  2. Place chicken on a tin foil lined pan and cover with pesto
  3. Bake chicken for 20-30 minutes and remove from oven
  4. Place sliced tomatoes on top and cover with mozzarella
  5. Bake an additional 15-20 minutes until chicken is cooked completely

Does it get any easier than this? Surely not!

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  1. This looks awesome! It’s a lot harder to meal plan and prep since having a baby-but it makes such a difference in how I eat through the week. I’ll have to add this in to the rotation next week.

    • Crystal, this was so easy and so tasty! And it was great left over too. I have found that if I don’t have at least a loose meal plan for the week, we eat crap. This chicken will def have a spot in the rotation!

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