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5-Ingredient Pesto Chicken

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.

Personal Story

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

Cooking Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  2. Season chicken breasts with salt, black pepper, and garlic powder.
  3. Place chicken in a baking dish and spread pesto over each breast.
  4. Sprinkle grated Parmesan cheese over the pesto.
  5. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through.
  6. Serve hot with your favorite side dish.

Serving Suggestions

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.

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