Pesto Chicken

Pesto Chicken Photo
Categories: Dinner, Kid-Friendly, Lunch
Tags: chicken, pesto
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Servings: 4


Cooking spray

4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves

1/2 teaspoon salt

Freshly ground pepper to taste

2 tablespoons pesto

  1. Preheat oven to 400ºF.
  2. Spray oven-safe skillet with cooking spray and heat over medium heat. Season chicken with salt and pepper, and cook in skillet about 2 minute per side, until browned.
  3. Spread 1 ½ teaspoons pesto over the tops of each chicken breast, and transfer skillet to the oven. Bake chicken about 10-12 minutes, or until cooked through.


    Nutrition Information

    (For 1/4 of recipe) 105 calories; 0 g carbohydrate; 27 g protein; 3 g fat (0.5 g sat); 0 g fiber; 410 mg sodium. Exchanges: 4 very lean meats.


    Side suggestions: Whole wheat pasta with fresh parsley. Cook 4 oz whole wheat pasta according to package directions, omitting fat and salt. Toss cooked pasta with 2 teaspoons olive oil and ¼ c chopped flat-leaf Italian parsley. Sliced tomatoes.