Finding quick dinner recipes can be a challenge, but it doesn’t always have to be.  If you can put chicken in the oven and make pesto (it’s so easy to make), then you can make this baked chicken with arugula pesto recipe.

Now on to the recipe.  One key to this recipe is the delicious arugula garlic pesto.  If you have never tried this, you really should.  

Ingredients you will need to make this recipe

  • 1 lb boneless skinless chicken breast sliced in half
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 batch Arugula Pesto

The parmesan plus the arugula and olive oil make it a wonderful compliment to this chicken.  I see so many uses for this pesto that I haven’t even thought of yet…it’s that versatile.  

And who doesn’t love garlic?  I have such a love affair with garlic – it’s used in almost every one of my recipes.

How to make this baked chicken with arugula pesto recipe

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  

  2. In a prepared cookie sheet, place the boneless chicken breasts on the cookie sheet. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.

  3. Bake for about 30 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through.

  4. Remove the chicken from the pan and put 1/4 cup of pesto on each chicken breast. Return the pan to the oven and cook an additional 5 minutes. Serve immediately.

Baked Chicken with Arugula Pesto

Dash of Herbs
Finding quick dinner recipes can be a challenge, but it doesn't always have to be.  If you can put chicken in the oven and make pesto (it's so easy to make), then you can make this baked chicken with arugula pesto recipe.
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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings
Calories 151 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 lb boneless skinless chicken breast sliced in half
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 batch Arugula Pesto

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • On a prepared cookie sheet, place the boneless chicken breasts and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  • Bake for about 30 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through.
  • Remove the chicken from the pan and put 1/4 cup of pesto on each chicken breast.
  • Return the chicken breasts to the oven and cook an additional 5 minutes. Serve immediately.

Notes

The arugula garlic parmesan pesto recipe can be found here.

Nutrition

Calories: 151kcalCarbohydrates: 1gProtein: 25gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 75mgSodium: 182mgPotassium: 433mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 118IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 47mgIron: 1mg
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