Pesto Chicken Recipe

Need a tasty, fast chicken dinner? Look no further! Pesto and cheese mix up your chicken routine.
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  • Ready in: 30 minutes
  • Prep time: 5 minutes
  • Chill/Cook time: 25 minutes
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  • Servings: 6 servings OR 4 servings + 2 leftover servings

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cooking methods

  • Stovetop
  • Microwave


  1. Pound chicken to ½-inch thick; salt and pepper as desired. Sprinkle both sides with Onion Onion™ Seasoning.
  2. In large skillet, heat 2 tablespoons oil over medium heat. Add chicken; sauté until browned and internal temperature reaches 165°F on an instant-read food thermometer, about 10-12 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, in small microwave-safe bowl, combine remaining 1½ tablespoons oil, Dried Tomato & Garlic Pesto Mix and water. Microwave on HIGH 30 seconds. Stir in Parmesan; let stand 5 minutes.
  4. Top chicken with pesto and cheese slices. Remove from heat and cover; let stand 5 minutes to allow cheese to melt.

Makes 6 servings. Serve with Creamy Herb Linguine.

Make ahead & freeze: Prepare step 1 and place in a gallon freezer bag. Combine step 3 ingredients except Parmesan in a quart freezer bag. Place both bags in a gallon freezer bag. Seal well, label and freeze. Thaw completely. Continue with step 2.

For leftovers Chicken Sandwich recipe: Place 2 cooked chicken breasts in a storage container. Refrigerate up to 2 days.

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy and Delicious!!! My family was getting sick of the same old chicken recipes, so when I looked up "chicken" and saw this recipe I decided to make it. WOW it was a hit! It was a super simple recipe that was absolutely delicious! This will be a regular chicken recipe. *Use thicker chicken breasts so your stuffing stays in*
Date published: 2019-10-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing flavor! This has become one of our favorite recipes! The pesto has an amazing flavor and the dish is so easy to prepare. I used a few different kinds of cheese - mozzarella, parmesan and colby jack. One night we served it as pesto chicken sandwiches and once we made it with pork chops. This is a definite crowd pleaser ... and a dish that is in our regular rotation.
Date published: 2018-11-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it! I love pesto and this is one of my favorite recipes. Even my husband, who doesn't like pesto, enjoyed this recipe. It is very flavorful and not strong as pesto usually is.
Date published: 2017-04-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Dinner done in 40 minutes This was simple to make and very flavorful. My picky meat and potatoes husband loved it.
Date published: 2017-03-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Super flavorful chicken! The pesto really brightens up the chicken! The recipe is simple and quick, too! I use thin sliced chicken breasts.
Date published: 2017-03-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wow! This chicken was so easy to prepare and it smelled amazing while cooking. A winner for my family!
Date published: 2017-02-17
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