5-Ingredient Pesto Chicken
Pesto chicken is a simple and delicious meal that can be prepared in no time. This recipe requires only five ingredients and is perfect for busy weekdays or lazy weekends. The dish is a perfect combination of tender chicken breasts and flavorful pesto sauce, making it a crowd-pleaser for all occasions.
I love quick and easy meals that require minimal preparation. Pesto chicken is one of my favorites because it's effortless to make and always turns out delicious. I first tried this recipe at a friend's house, and I was surprised at how flavorful and juicy the chicken was. Since then, it has become a staple in my home, and I make it often when I'm short on time.
- 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
- 1/2 cup basil pesto
- 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- Salt and black pepper to taste
- Preheat oven to 375°F.
- Season chicken breasts with salt, black pepper, and garlic powder.
- Place chicken in a baking dish and spread pesto over each breast.
- Sprinkle grated Parmesan cheese over the pesto.
- Bake for 25-30 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through.
- Serve hot with your favorite side dish.
Pesto chicken is a versatile dish that can be served with a variety of sides. I like to serve it with roasted vegetables, mashed potatoes, or pasta. It's perfect for a quick weeknight meal or a casual dinner party. You can also make extra and use the leftovers for sandwiches, wraps, or salads. The possibilities are endless with this simple and delicious recipe.