Perfect Pesto Chicken

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This pesto chicken is a recipe I fall back on time and time again when I am just not inspired to create anything new with chicken breast. You simply take pesto from the jar (no need to fuss and make homemade pesto) toss it with potatoes and chicken, bake it and call it a day!

Sometimes we just need a really easy chicken breast recipe that’s healthy, and this fits the bill!

pesto chicken
pesto chicken

Pesto Chicken

Oooh pesto,. how I love thee. Easy and healthy and fast and are the perfect addition to the middle of the week dinner for busy moms – and dads- alike. This isn’t the prettiest recipes, but it’s simple and uncomplicated, which is what we need sometimes.

You’re literally just going to toss potatoes and chicken with pesto, it’s hardly a recipe!

That’s it for today folks! This is such a simple recipe that I will leave you to it! If you are looking for another easy chicken recipe, try my baked chicken leg quarters
Happy cooking!


This pesto chicken doesn't get easier : take pesto from the jar toss it with potatoes and chicken, bake it and call it a day!


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Perfect Pesto Chicken

This pesto chicken doesn't get easier : take pesto from the jar toss it with potatoes and chicken, bake it and call it a day!
5 from 1 votes
Prep Time
5 minutes
Cook Time
30 minutes
Total Time
35 minutes
Karlynn Johnston


  • 4 large boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 pound baby red potatoes washed and cut into quarters
  • 3/4 cup basil pesto
  • 1 tbsp olive oil


  • Preheat your oven to 400 °F.
  • In a large bowl combine the pesto and olive oil.
  • Add in the chicken breast and potatoes and toss together until they are completely coated in pesto.
  • Place in a single layer on a baking sheet.
  • Bake in the oven for 35-40 minutes or until the potatoes are tender and the chicken has cooked completely.
  • Remove and serve.

Recipe Notes

  • If you have thick chicken breasts you can cut the potatoes in half
  • If you prefer whole baby potatoes, start the potatoes cooking earlier than the chicken, then add the chicken around 15 minutes in. The potatoes will take longer than the chicken to make

Nutrition Information

Calories: 286kcal, Carbohydrates: 1g, Protein: 37g, Fat: 13g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Cholesterol: 111mg, Sodium: 236mg, Potassium: 650mg, Vitamin A: 190IU, Vitamin C: 3mg, Calcium: 44mg, Iron: 0.7mg

All calories and info are based on a third party calculator and are only an estimate. Actual nutritional info will vary with brands used, your measuring methods, portion sizes and more.

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Karlynn Johnston

I’m a busy mom of two, wife & cookbook author who loves creating fast, fresh meals for my little family on the Canadian prairies. Karlynn Facts: I'm allergic to broccoli. I've never met a cocktail that I didn't like. I would rather burn down my house than clean it. Most of all, I love helping YOU get dinner ready because there's nothing more important than connecting with our loved ones around the dinner table!

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  1. Liv says

    Wow…those photos are drool-worthy. I am definitely making that!

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