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Caprese Pesto Chicken

Tired of eating the same old chicken dinner? Fresh vibrant basil pesto elevated chicken to a whole new level with my easy recipe for Caprese Pesto Chicken.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 426kcal
Author Katie


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil divided
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast
  • salt and pepper
  • ½ cup basil pesto divided
  • 2 beefsteak tomatoes sliced
  • 4 slices of fresh mozzarella


  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Drizzle a 9x11 glass pan with one tablespoon olive oil.
  • Rinse and pat dry the chicken breast. Season generously with salt and black pepper. Place the chicken breast in the glass pan. Slather each chicken breast with about two tablespoons basil pesto (only on the top side). Repeat until all the pesto is used. Add 2-3 sliced tomatoes on top, sprinkle additional salt and pepper on top of the tomatoes. Top with a slice of fresh mozzarella cheese. Then drizzle with the remaining one tablespoon of olive oil.
  • Bake for 25 minutes or until the internal temperature of the chicken breast is 165 degrees Fahrenheit. Remove from the oven, divide among plates and enjoy.


Also give provolone a try instead of mozzarella!


Calories: 426kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 33g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 97mg | Sodium: 607mg | Potassium: 843mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 2266IU | Vitamin C: 25mg | Calcium: 216mg | Iron: 1mg