Main dish - Baked caprese chicken with pesto recipes

Author: Mary Ceasar  

This easy-to-make, 5-ingredient, quick prep, baked pesto Caprese chicken recipe packs a lot of great taste in a simple recipe. Once the chicken is cooked, use the delicious juices from your baked chicken to pour over cooked rice or cooked pasta, such as spaghetti or angel hair pasta, to serve as side dishes with this Mozzarella chicken.

30-Minute Caprese Chicken Bake

30-Minute Caprese Chicken Bake
Looking for a delicious dinner under a time crunch? This 30-Minute Caprese Chicken Bake tastes like you spent all day in the kitchen!
Provided by: Aubrey
Total time: 35 minutes
Cook time: 30 minutes
Prep time: 5 minutes
Yields: 4 servings
Cuisine: Italian
Number of ingredients: 7
Ingredients:
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • Salt & pepper
  • 1 cup pesto sauce
  • 2 tomatoes (cut into 8 slices total)
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese (shredded)
  • Fresh basil (chiffoande)
  • Balsamic glaze (for garnish (optional))
Nutrition:
  • Calories: 464 kcal
  • Carbohydrate: 8 g
  • Protein: 34 g
  • Fat: 32 g
  • Saturated Fat: 8 g
  • Trans Fat: 1 g
  • Cholesterol: 99 mg
  • Sodium: 1471 mg
  • Fiber: 2 g
  • Sugar: 4 g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 4 g
  • Serving Size: 1 serving
How to cook:
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Season chicken breasts liberally with salt and pepper on both sides. Lay the chicken in a 9-inch x 13-inch baking dish bottom side up.
  3. Spread 2 tablespoons of pesto sauce on each breast and spread it all over the chicken. Flip the chicken over and spread the remaining pesto evenly over each breast.
  4. Bake for 25 min until the chicken is cooked through.
  5. Carefully remove the baking dish from the oven. Lay two slices of tomato on each chicken breast. Top chicken breast with 1/4 cup of mozzarella cheese.
  6. Return the baking dish to the oven and bake for 5 more minutes or until cheese is melty and gooey.
  7. Remove from the oven and sprinkle on fresh basil. Serve with pasta or a green salad. We like to drizzle some balsamic glaze over our chicken before eating.
Notes: Pesto Caprese Baked Chicken, Preheat oven to 400 degrees. · Season chicken breasts with salt and pepper and place on prepared baking sheet. · Spread pesto evenly over the top

Basil Pesto Tomato Mozzarella Chicken Bake

Basil Pesto Tomato Mozzarella Chicken Bake
Basil Pesto Tomato Mozzarella Chicken Bake - low carb, gluten-free recipe. Once the chicken is cooked, use the delicious juices from your baked chicken to pour over cooked rice or cooked pasta, such as spaghetti or angel hair pasta, to serve as side dishes with this Mozzarella chicken. Because you bake everything in one pan, the cleanup is minimal.
Provided by: Julia
Total time: 40 minutes
Cook time: 30 minutes
Prep time: 10 minutes
Yields: 4 servings
Cuisine: American,Mediterranean
Number of ingredients: 7
Ingredients:
  • 4 chicken breasts (, boneless, skinless)
  • salt
  • 4 garlic cloves (, minced)
  • 1/2 cup basil pesto
  • 2 tomatoes (, sliced)
  • 8 oz fresh Mozzarella cheese (, sliced)
  • 2 tablespoons fresh basil
Nutrition:
  • Calories: 563 kcal
  • Carbohydrate: 7 g
  • Protein: 62 g
  • Fat: 30 g
  • Saturated Fat: 10 g
  • Cholesterol: 191 mg
  • Sodium: 911 mg
  • Fiber: 1 g
  • Sugar: 3 g
  • Serving Size: 1 serving
How to cook:
  1. Preheat oven to 400 F.
  2. Place chicken breasts in a medium size casserole pan.
  3. Sprinkle the chicken with salt. Top with minced garlic.
  4. Spread basil pesto evenly over each chicken breast.
  5. Add tomato slices on top.
  6. Add thickly sliced fresh Mozzarella cheese on top.
  7. Bake at 400 F in the preheated oven for 20-30 minutes, depending on the thickness of your breasts.
  8. When serving, top each chicken breast with fresh chopped basil, and a fresh slice of tomato. Pour the juices from the bottom of the casserole pan over pasta or rice.
Notes: Pesto Caprese Chicken in Foil, 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts · Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste · 1 cup pesto, homemade or store-bought · 2 Roma

Pesto Caprese Chicken in White Wine Pan Sauce

Pesto Caprese Chicken in White Wine Pan Sauce
A simple weeknight dinner made in under 30 mins that’s pretty enough to serve on weekends too!
Provided by: Tieghan Gerard
Total time: 30 minutes
Prep time: 15 minutes
Yields: 4 servings
Number of ingredients: 14
Ingredients:
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour, or use gluten free
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • kosher salt and black pepper
  • 4 slices thick cut bacon, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 3/4 cup dry white wine, such as Pinot Grigio or Sauvignon Blanc
  • 1/3 cup basil pesto
  • 8 ounces mozzarella cheese, sliced
  • 1 1/2 cups cherry tomatoes
  • 1-2 heirloom tomatoes, sliced
  • chili flakes
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil, torn
Nutrition:
  • Calories: 532 kcal
  • Fat: 50 g
  • Serving Size: 1 serving
How to cook:
  1. 1. Preheat the oven to 425° F.2. Season the chicken with salt and pepper. Place the flour, parmesan, and Italian seasoning in a shallow bowl. Dredge both sides of the chicken through the flour, tossing to coat. 3. Cook the bacon until crisp in a large oven safe skillet. Remove from the skillet and set aside.4. In the same skillet, heat 2 tablespoons olive oil over medium heat. Add the chicken and cook until golden on both sides, about 3 minutes per side. Reduce the heat to medium low and pour in the wine. Simmer 5 minutes. Remove from the heat, arrange the cherry tomatoes around the chicken. Spoon the pesto over each piece of chicken, then add a slice of mozzarella, and 1-2 tomatoes slices to each piece of chicken. Drizzle everything with 1 tablespoon olive oil and season with salt, pepper, and chili flakes. 5. Bake 5-10 minutes, until the cheese is melted. Top with bacon and fresh basil. Enjoy!
Notes: Baked Chicken Caprese Recipe with Pesto, Top each chicken breast with mozzarella slice and a slice of tomato. Bake until cheese melts, about 3 minutes. Remove from oven and top each chicken breast with

Baked Pesto Caprese Chicken Recipe

Baked Pesto Caprese Chicken Recipe
Baked Pesto Caprese Chicken Recipe. This easy-to-make, 5-ingredient, quick prep, baked pesto Caprese chicken recipe packs a lot of great taste in a simple recipe. Tender, juicy chicken baked in a pan and smothered with fresh mozzarella... mmmm it's so good! Only you will know how little effort goes
Provided by: Ann
Total time: 45 minutes
Cook time: 35 minutes
Prep time: 10 minutes
Yields: 4 servings
Cuisine: Entree
Number of ingredients: 7
Ingredients:
  • 4 Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breasts
  • Salt, to taste
  • Pepper, to taste
  • 1 tsp Italian Seasoning
  • ½ cup Basil Pesto
  • 3 Roma Tomatoes, sliced
  • 8 oz Fresh Mozzarella, sliced
Nutrition:
  • Calories: 508 calories
  • Carbohydrate: 6 grams carbohydrates
  • Cholesterol: 146 milligrams cholesterol
  • Fat: 31 grams fat
  • Fiber: 1 grams fiber
  • Protein: 51 grams protein
  • Saturated Fat: 10 grams saturated fat
  • Serving Size: 1 serving
  • Sodium: 683 milligrams sodium
  • Sugar: 2 grams sugar
  • Trans Fat: 0 grams trans fat
  • Unsaturated Fat: 18 grams unsaturated fat
How to cook:
  1. Preheat oven to 400ºF.
  2. Lightly grease a 13 x 9-inch baking pan with cooking spray.
  3. Pat chicken breasts dry and lay in the prepared pan.
  4. Season chicken breasts with salt, pepper, and Italian seasoning.
  5. Spread pesto over chicken and top with sliced tomatoes and fresh mozzarella.
  6. Bake in preheated 400ºF oven for 35-40 minutes uncovered until chicken is fully cooked.
  7. Serve.
Notes: Stuffed Caprese Chicken, In a nutshell, this dish is simply chicken breasts sliced and stuffed with pesto, fresh tomatoes, and fresh mozzarella topped with Parmesan
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