This pesto chicken bake is easy to make as well as delicious! The chicken stays moist while the cheese on top gets bubbly and crispy. The pesto, mozzarella and tomato combination is a home run every time. Serve the chicken over pasta or your favorite grain.

Liv Dansky
Source:, May 2020


Recipe Summary

10 mins
30 mins
Nutrition Profile:


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Place rack in top third of oven; preheat to 425 degrees F. Coat a large rimmed baking sheet with cooking spray. Arrange chicken in a single layer on the baking sheet. Sprinkle the chicken with salt and pepper and spread evenly with pesto. Top with tomato slices and cheese.

  • Bake until the chicken is cooked through and the cheese is lightly browned and bubbly, 18 to 20 minutes. Top with basil and pine nuts. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts

218 calories; protein 25.2g 50% DV; carbohydrates 3.3g 1% DV; dietary fiber 0.6g 3% DV; sugars 1.4g; fat 11.2g 17% DV; saturated fat 3.5g 18% DV; cholesterol 75.7mg 25% DV; vitamin a iu 668.1IU 13% DV; vitamin c 4.5mg 8% DV; folate 21.7mcg 5% DV; calcium 171.6mg 17% DV; iron 0.7mg 4% DV; magnesium 42.8mg 15% DV; potassium 431.4mg 12% DV; sodium 402.5mg 16% DV.