Baked Basil Pesto Chicken Recipe
An easy baked basil pesto chicken recipe in just 25 minutes! Aromatic pesto, sweet tomatoes, and gooey mozzarella make pesto chicken breast juicy and flavorful.
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- 4 medium Chicken breasts
- 1/2 tsp Sea salt
- 1/4 tsp Black pepper
- 1/2 cup Basil pesto
- 4 oz Fresh mozzarella cheese
- 2 medium Roma tomatoes (sliced thinly)
- 1/2 cup Fresh basil (cut into ribbons)
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (204 degrees C).
Place chicken breasts into a large baking dish, with enough room to have space between them. Season both sides with salt and pepper. Spread pesto over each chicken breast.
Bake for 20 minutes.
Top the chicken with mozzarella, then tomato slices. Bake for about 5 more minutes, until internal temperature reaches 165 degrees F (74 degrees C).
Let the chicken rest for 5 minutes, then top with fresh basil to serve.
Serving size: 1 chicken breast
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