Baked Pesto Chicken Recipe

Baked Pesto Chicken on a sheet pan can be made in under 30 minutes! Chicken breast baked with cremini mushrooms and fresh basil pesto is delicious over rice or other grains!  

– 1 pound skinless chicken breast – ½ cup basil pesto – salt and black pepper to taste – 8 cremini mushrooms  – Parmesan and fresh basil for garnish



Rub pesto and salt and pepper on each chicken piece. Pesto-marinate chicken for at least an hour. 

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Place on a foil- or parchment-lined baking sheet. Bake at 350 F for 30 minutes in a preheated oven.  

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Continue baking for another ten minutes after adding the mushrooms that have been tossed in pesto.  

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A 165 F kitchen thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the chicken indicates readiness.  

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After baking, I like to top chicken breasts with fresh pesto. Simply refreshing the look with a thin layer is fine.

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Serving creamy pesto chicken with rice, cauliflower rice, zucchini noodles, more greens or roasted cherry tomatoes and other favourite side dishes or grains. 

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