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Oven Baked Pesto Chicken

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  • Prep 10 min
  • Total 40 min
  • Servings 4
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What doesn't pesto work with? You could rub it on my shoe and I would eat it. But add some it to chicken & bake it and you have this great easy chicken recipe you will want to share with everybody!
by: TBSP Kari
Updated Sep 20, 2016
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  • 3 tablespoons pesto
  • 4 chicken breasts halved
  • 1 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1/2 fine dry bread crumbs
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper


  • 1
    Heat oven to 400° F. Lightly grease a baking pan large enough to hold the chicken in a single layer.
  • 2
    Wash chicken breasts and pat dry. Gently pound the chicken between sheets of plastic wrap to even thickness.
  • 3
    In a food processor, pulse the panko and dry bread crumbs with the paprika, salt, and pepper, until well combined.
  • 4
    Rub each chicken breast with about 1 to 2 teaspoons of pesto, then press in the crumbs to thoroughly coat. Arrange the chicken in the baking pan and bake for about 20 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through.

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