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14 Best Pesto Chicken Recipes for Delicious Dinners

FEBRUARY 03, 2023
14 Best Pesto Chicken Recipes for Delicious Dinners
Pesto chicken is one of the best entrées for busy weeknights. It’s easy to prepare, full of flavor, and a crowd-pleaser. Plus, when you make it with fresh pesto, it adds a burst of flavor to the meal. These best pesto chicken recipes are sure to hit the spot. Whether you’re looking for a quick dinner or a more complex recipe, we have something for everyone. From a bacon wrapped pesto chicken to a creamy pesto chicken, get ready to be inspired and whip up a delicious dinner tonight with one of these top-rated recipes!
DJ Foodie

Creamy Pesto Chicken Primavera

This rapid-fire, one pot dinner takes just a few minutes to cook and is full of everything one needs to sustain life! It's got plenty of good fats, protein and a nice selection of nutrients from the various herbs and vegetables. I know dairy is a problem for some, but for those that love cream, or...
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Creamy Pesto Chicken Primavera
BuzzFeed

Weekday Meal-prep Pesto Chicken & Veggies Recipe by Tasty

Here's what you need: olive oil, boneless, skinless chicken thighs, salt, pepper, green beans, cherry tomato, basil pesto
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Weekday Meal-prep Pesto Chicken & Veggies Recipe by Tasty
Whisk Affair

One Pot Pesto Chicken

A scrumptious fusion of basil pesto, chicken, cheese and more, this Creamy Baked Pesto Chicken Thighs Recipe gets baked within 30 minutes and you could spend the rest licking your plates clean, ha! 
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50 min
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$1.18
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One Pot Pesto Chicken
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One Pot Recipes

One Pot Pesto Chicken

Quick and easy pesto chicken recipe, homemade with simple ingredients in one pot or pan over stovetop. A 30 minute meal with tender boneless chicken breast in a thick, cheesy, creamy Italian sauce. 
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One Pot Pesto Chicken
Suburban Simplicity

Healthy Pesto Chicken Recipe

This Healthy Chicken Pesto Recipe is easy to make in 30 minutes and has the most amazing flavor!! Serve it with or without pasta for a tasty weeknight meal.
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Healthy Pesto Chicken Recipe
Budget Bytes

Creamy Pesto Chicken

Creamy pesto chicken is a fast, easy, and impressive main dish for dinner, whether you just want to treat yourself or impress guests!
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Creamy Pesto Chicken
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Cooklist AI

Flavorful Pesto Chicken with Green Beans and Cherry Tomatoes

Delight your palate with this easy-to-make meal prep dish packed with tender chicken, crisp green beans, juicy cherry tomatoes, and a delicious basil pesto sauce. Perfect for a quick, wholesome meal!
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Flavorful Pesto Chicken with Green Beans and Cherry Tomatoes
Directions
6 STEPS
1
Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
2
Season the chicken thighs with salt and pepper on both sides and place in the heated skillet. Cook for 5-6 minutes per side or until fully cooked through and golden brown.
3
Remove cooked chicken from the skillet and let rest for a few minutes before slicing them into thin strips. Set aside.
4
In the same skillet, heat the remaining 1 tablespoon of olive oil and add the trimmed green beans. Cook for 4-5 minutes, stirring occasionally until the green beans are crisp-tender.
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Add the sliced chicken, halved cherry tomatoes, and basil pesto to the skillet with the green beans. Mix well until all ingredients are coated with the pesto sauce and heated through.
6
Enjoy immediately or divide the dish evenly into 4 food storage containers, then store in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.
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The Mediterranean Dish

Pesto Chicken Recipe with Vegetables

One-pan chicken pesto and vegetables makes the perfect weeknight meal in 20 minutes! I recommend homemade pesto for this recipe, but you can totally use store-bought pesto for a shortcut if you need to.
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Pesto Chicken Recipe with Vegetables
Heather Likes Food

Bacon Wrapped Pesto Chicken

The easiest, moistest, most flavorful chicken ever! This bacon wrapped pesto chicken is packed with flavor and takes only 15 minutes to bake under the broiler, making it a perfect weeknight meal!
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Bacon Wrapped Pesto Chicken
Eating Well

Pesto Chicken Bake

This pesto chicken bake is easy to make as well as delicious! The chicken stays moist while the cheese on top gets bubbly and crispy. The pesto, mozzarella and tomato combination is a home run every time. Serve the chicken over pasta or your favorite grain.
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Pesto Chicken Bake
Our Balanced Bowl

Chicken Pesto Quinoa Bowl

This Chicken Pesto Quinoa Bowl is loaded with juicy chicken with pesto, buttery quinoa, greens and crispy roasted broccoli! So fresh and delicious!
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$3.61
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Chicken Pesto Quinoa Bowl
JoyFoodSunshine

Baked Pesto Chicken Recipe

In this pesto chicken recipe, chicken breasts are marinated in olive oil and pesto then topped with more pesto, a sprinkle of mozzarella cheese and baked! It’s an easy, healthy flavorful main dish recipe made with only 5 ingredients!
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$1.08
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Baked Pesto Chicken Recipe
Chisel & Fork

Roasted Red Pepper Pesto Chicken and Veggies

The perfect recipe for when you're feeling lazy during a weeknight is this roasted red pepper pesto chicken and veggies which can be made under 30 minutes.
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$1.66
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Roasted Red Pepper Pesto Chicken and Veggies
Cooking Classy

Sheet Pan Pesto Chicken with Asparagus Tomatoes and Walnuts

With this recipe you get tender bite size pieces of chicken paired with fresh sweet tomatoes, nutritious asparagus, crunchy walnuts and it's all covered with a super flavorful pesto. It's likely to become a weeknight staple!
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Sheet Pan Pesto Chicken with Asparagus Tomatoes and Walnuts
Anina's Recipes

Pesto Chicken with Brown Mushrooms on Zucchini Noodles

Basil Pesto grilled chicken with brown mushrooms on zucchini noodles - a perfect combination with mushrooms for extra nourishment at the dinner table.
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Pesto Chicken with Brown Mushrooms on Zucchini Noodles
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