Healthy fast-food! This easy One Pan Pesto Chicken Bake is perfect for busy weeknights. Chicken breasts are slathered with your favorite pesto (I used arugula pesto for this dish), then topped with slices of juicy tomatoes and cheese and baked to perfection.
You’re going to love how easy this One Pan Pesto Chicken Bake is to make. This healthy 3 ingredient chicken recipe is perfect to whip up on busy weeknights.
The chicken for this dish is lightly browned in an oven-friendly pan, then pesto is slathered over the top. I used arugula pesto for this dish, but feel free to use traditional basil pesto, and spinach pesto works just as well. Then add a slice or two (or three) of tomatoes to the top. Sprinkle with parmesan cheese and bake for a good 20 minutes or so until the chicken is cooked through. I used red, yellow and green heirloom tomatoes for this dish, because it makes a colorful presentation, but Roma tomatoes also work nicely.
I tossed in a handful of cherry heirloom tomatoes during the last 5 minutes while the chicken baked. But you could add a mix of sliced zucchini and yellow squash or bite-sized pieces of asparagus to the pan during the last five minutes of baking if you want some veggies to go with this chicken.
Recently a family member asked me for some quick and easy dinner recipes, because their work schedule is pretty crazy right now. So, I have a goal to share more quick and easy weeknight meals in the coming weeks. Of course I’ll keep things on the healthy side!
Yield: Serves 4
Total Time: 40 minutes
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