Pesto Chicken

Pesto Chicken

This easy recipe for baked pesto chicken is ideal for weeknight dinners. It is healthy, keto and delicious!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Keyword chicken
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 438kcal
Author Vered DeLeeuw


  • 4 (8 oz) boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • Avocado oil spray
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ cup pesto sauce homemade or store-bought
  • 8 thin tomato slices (from 2 medium tomatoes)
  • ½ cup shredded mozzarella


  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Grease a baking dish or line it with parchment paper.
  • Place the chicken breasts in the prepared baking dish. Spray them with oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Bake for 20 minutes.
  • Remove the baking dish from the oven. Spread 2 tablespoons of pesto sauce on the top of each chicken breast. Arrange 2 tomato slices on top, and sprinkle them with 2 tablespoons of shredded mozzarella.
  • Return the chicken to the oven. Bake until cooked through and cheese is melted, about 5 more minutes. If your baking dish is broiler-safe, you can finish by broiling for 1-2 minutes to brown the cheese.



Serving: 1chicken breast | Calories: 438kcal | Carbohydrates: 3.7g | Protein: 49g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Sodium: 775mg | Fiber: 0.4g | Sugar: 0.2g