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Sheet Pan Pesto Chicken


  • Author: Amy
  • Prep Time: 4 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 34 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x
  • Diet: Diabetic

Description

Juicy chicken breast is topped with pesto (homemade or store bought), fresh mozzarella cheese, and vine-ripened tomatoes and surrounded by roasted broccoli. It all happens on a sheet pan in 30 minutes, with nearly no clean up. Perfect for busy nights or lazy nights when you want to get the kids in bed and start TV time early.


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Ingredients

12 oz frozen broccoli

2 chicken breast

1/2 cup prepared pesto

1 small ripe tomato

4 slices fresh mozzarella, about 4 oz

Olive oil

Salt, for sprinkling

Pepper, for sprinkling


Instructions

Preheat oven to 400°

Drizzle a sheet pan with olive oil, about 2 tsp.

Place frozen broccoli around edges leaving space in the middle

Place chicken breast in the middle, sprinkle salt and pepper evenly over chicken and broccoli

Spoon half of pesto onto each chicken breast, top with sliced mozzarella, then fresh tomato. 

Sprinkle tomato with salt and pepper

Bake uncovered for 30 minutes, or until center of chicken reads 165°


Notes

This recipe is up for your own interpretation.  Next time, I will use four slices of tomato on top instead of two.  You can use as much olive oil and salt and pepper as you want.  In total, I used about 1 Tbsp olive oil, 1 tsp salt, and 1/2 tsp pepper.

*Nutrition information does not include pesto as grocery store varieties can vary*

  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: Italian

Keywords: sheet pan dinner, sheet pan chicken, pesto chicken, pesto chicken dinner, tomato mozzarella chicken, 30 minute chicken, baked pesto chicken, sheet pan pesto chicken

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