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Oven-Fried Pesto Chicken

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Oven Fried Pesto Chicken

Oven Fried Chicken with Pesto

Photo: Diana Rattray
Prepared pesto gives these chicken breasts fabulous flavor. Serve this pesto chicken with hot cooked pasta or potatoes, along with a tossed green salad or steamed veggies.
I sometimes add a little Parmesan cheese to the crumb mixture.

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Yield: Serves 4


  • 2 to 3 tablespoons prepared pesto
  • 4 chicken breast halves
  • 1 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup fine dry bread crumbs
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper


Heat oven to 400°. Lightly grease a baking pan large enough to hold the chicken in a single layer.

Wash chicken breasts and pat dry. Gently pound the chicken between sheets of plastic wrap to even thickness.

In a food processor, pulse the panko and dry bread crumbs with the paprika, salt, and pepper, until well combined.

Rub each chicken breast with about 1 to 2 teaspoons of pesto, then press in the crumbs to thoroughly coat. Arrange the chicken in the baking pan and bake for about 20 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through.
Serves 4.

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 5 out of 5
Simple AND Delicious, Member maryann528

I used prepared pesto and multi-grain bread crumbs. Such a simple recipe! It got rave reviews.

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