One-Pan Pesto Chicken Bake

Recipe posted in: Flex Meals & Snacks, Lunches & Dinners, Customer Submitted, Main Courses
pesto chicken bake

Looking for a simple dinner recipe that’s easy to clean up? This four-ingredient, one-pan meal is your answer! Whip up our One-Pan Pesto Chicken Bake for a hearty and healthy dish the whole family will love.

This tasty, user generated recipe was submitted by Leaf visitor, Lisa, through our Recipe Submission page. Lisa works full-time as a nurse in a pediatric department, so you know this recipe fits into a busy lifestyle! If you have a full schedule filled with work, taking care of the kids and doing errands, this healthy meal is the perfect addition to your menu. We’re so happy that Lisa took the time to share this simple recipe for others to enjoy. It’s sure to help many people on their journey to health and wellness!

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One serving of this Pesto Chicken Bake contains 295 calories and counts as two PowerFuels and three Extras on the Nutrisystem program. If you’d like to add a SmartCarb to your meal, feel free to serve your chicken over a half-cup of whole grain pasta, quinoa or brown rice. Just make sure to log your dinner in the NuMi app to ensure you’re staying within your meal plan guidelines. NuMi makes keeping track of your food, water and exercise easy!

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Servings: 4

Calories per Serving: 295

On Nutrisystem, Count As: 2 PowerFuels and 3 Extras


  • 4 3-oz. chicken breasts
  • 1/3 cup classic basil pesto (jarred)
  • 8 slices tomato
  • 4 slices mozzarella cheese, reduced fat


  1. Lay chicken breasts flat onto a baking sheet.
  2. Spoon pesto evenly on top of each chicken breast.
  3. Place 2 slices of tomato on top of each chicken breast.
  4. Lay 1 slice of cheese on top of the tomatoes.
  5. Bake for 30 minutes at 375°F or until the chicken reaches 165°F.
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