Basil Pesto Chicken

This is an easy but delicious meal.  I recommend making up extra and freezing the individual cooked portions.

  • skinless, boneless chicken breast halves - pounded to 1/4 inch thickness 
  • prepared basil pesto (a heaping tsp per breast to cover the surface)
  • pine nuts - about a dozen pine nuts per chicken breast
  • mozzarella cheese (you can use a slice per chicken breast or even 1/4 slice to reduce the calories)
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • Bread crumbs seasoned with italian seasoning and garlic powder to taste


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Spray a baking dish with cooking spray.
  3. Spread 2 to 3 tablespoons of the pesto sauce onto each flattened chicken breast.
  4. Sprinkle with pine nuts
  5. Place cheese over the pesto.
  6. Roll up tightly, and secure with toothpicks.
  7. Dip chicken into beaten egg and then into bread crumbs (Optional)
  8. Place onto lightly greased baking dish.
  9. Bake uncovered for 45 to 50 minutes in the preheated oven, until chicken is nicely browned and juices run clear.

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