Pesto Chicken Bake
Yield: 4 servings
Active Time: 10 minutes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 50 to 60 minutes
This is perfect with a side salad, or over pasta, or both salad and pasta. It would also be lovely with side of steamed rice too! You are going to LOVE this one!

Ingredients for Single Meal

  • 4 - small boneless chicken breasts
  • - Salt and pepper
  • 8 - oz. pesto
  • 1 - 15 oz. can(s) diced tomatoes
  • 1 - Tbsp Italian seasoning
  • 2 - cup(s) shredded mozzarella cheese
  • Garnish: - fresh basil**
  • Side: - salad**
  • Side: - pasta**
  • 1 - 9x13 disposable foil tray(s)
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Cooking Directions for Single Meal

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 F.
  2. Place the chicken breasts into a 9x13-inch baking dish and sprinkle with a little salt and pepper. Spread a dollop of pesto onto each chicken breast. Pour the diced tomatoes over the top of all the chicken, then sprinkle the Italian seasoning over the top. Add the shredded mozzarella cheese on top.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven for 50 to 60 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through. Cooking time may vary depending on thickness of the chicken.
  4. Prepare the salad.
  5. Prepare the pasta as directed on package.
  6. Serve Pesto Chicken Bake over pasta with salad.

Freezeasy Meal Prep Directions

  1. Open 2 cans of diced tomatoes.

To each disposable tray, add the following ingredients:

  • 4 small boneless chicken breasts
  • Salt and pepper
  • Dollop of pesto to each chicken
  • 15 oz. can diced tomatoes
  • 1 Tbsp Italian seasoning
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese

Cover tightly with foil or lid, add label to tray and freeze.

Freeze & Thaw Instructions

Put tray in the freezer and freeze up to 6 months in fridge freezer or 12 months in a deep freezer. Thaw in the fridge overnight, or a warm shallow dish of water for about 20 minutes, before transferring to the oven and baking as directed.

Dairy-Free Modifications

Omit the shredded Mozzarella cheese dairy-free meal.

Gluten-Free Modifications

Substitute gluten free pasta for gluten free meal.

Printable Label Recipe Title

Pesto Chicken Bake

Printable Label Instructions

Thaw completely and bake at 400 F for 50-60 minutes.
Serve over pasta with a side salad.