Chicken Pesto

Chicken Pesto

This 5-ingredient recipe is perfect for busy moms and is well paired with a caesar salad or seasonal vegetable.

Ingredients

  • Serves: 4
  • Prep Time:
  • Cook Time:
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) basil pesto
  • 4 tbsp (60 mL) mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) panko breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) Parmesan cheese, finely shredded
  1. Heat oven to 400°F (200°C).

  2. Line baking sheet with foil and spray with cooking spray. Put chicken pieces one at a time in between plastic wrap or waxed paper and gently pound with flat side of meat mallet or rolling pin until 1/2-inch (1.25 cm) thick.

  3. Mix pesto and mayonnaise together and put in a dish. Mix together bread crumbs and cheese and put on a plate. Dip chicken into pesto mixture then dip in bread crumb mixture. Place on baking sheet.

  4. Bake 15 to 20 minutes, turning once, until juices run clear or internal temperature is 165°F (74°C) and coating is golden brown.

Nutrition Info

  • Per 300 g serving Amount
  • Calories 450
  • Protein 66 g
  • Fat 14 g
  • Saturated Fat 4 g
  • Carbohydrate 9 g
  • Fibre 0 g
  • Sugar 1 g
  • Cholesterol 170 mg
  • Sodium 470 mg
  • Per 300 g serving % Daily Value
  • Potassium 23
  • Calcium 15
  • Iron 8
  • Vitamin A 4
  • Vitamin C 6
  • Vitamin B6 82
  • Vitamin B12 59
  • Folate 6
  • Magnesium 33
  • Zinc 28

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