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a white baking dish full of three chicken breasts topped with cheese, pesto, tomato slices, and herbs

Baked Pesto Chicken Recipe

Food Dolls
Just a few simple ingredients combine to make the most flavorful, low-carb baked pesto chicken recipe you'll ever taste! Serve it on its own or with your favoriet sides.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course dinner, lunch
Cuisine American, Italian
Servings 4
Calories 472 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 4 chicken breasts (pounded thin)
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 2 teaspoons oregano
  • 4 Tablespoons prepared pesto (more or less to taste)
  • 1 large tomato (sliced)
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 375° F.
  • Arrange the chicken breasts in a baking dish. Sprinkle half of the seasonings on each side.
  • Spread 1 Tablespoon of pesto on each chicken breat. Drizzle olive oil on top.
  • Top with tomato slices and Mozzarella cheese.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes or until chicken reaches and internal temperature of 165° F.

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Notes

*If your chicken breasts are thick, use a meat mallet to pound them into thinner strips. The thicker they are, the longer they'll take to bake. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 472kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 55g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 9g | Trans Fat: 0.03g | Cholesterol: 168mg | Sodium: 1743mg | Potassium: 955mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 913IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 199mg | Iron: 2mg
Keyword healthy, healthy chicken, healthy dinner, healthy meal, low carb, pesto baked chicken, pesto chicken
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