Healthy Pesto Chicken Recipe {LOW CALORIE}

Healthy Pesto Chicken Recipe

This Healthy Pesto Chicken Recipe is low calorie and easy to make. Along with our yummy chicken breast recipe, you’ll find a homemade pesto recipe so you can make easy recipes with pesto and chicken anytime.

We’ve cut most of the calories, and fat from this baked pesto chicken recipe, so you’re left with a low calorie, diet friendly chicken breast with pesto. It will curb your cravings, and it’s so packed full of protein, it will feed all your needs.

Healthy Pesto Chicken Recipe

This chicken with pesto sauce recipe is extra easy, we’ve included everything you need to make a healthy chicken basil pesto recipe.

From a shopping list, to a printable recipe card, you’ll find everything you need including a how to guide so you can learn how to make pesto chicken low in calories.

This healthy pesto chicken recipe is only 348 calories and has 49.2g of protein…

Healthy Pesto Chicken Recipe

Try making this chicken pesto bake in the oven, or add it to the grill during the summer.

In this article, you’ll find everything you need to make a low-calorie chicken pesto recipe. We’ve included a homemade pesto recipe in the card below, and you can scroll down to the bottom to find our low-calorie pesto recipe with cheese as well.

Healthy Pesto Chicken Recipe

This pesto baked chicken is easy, and healthy. Here are all the different helpful sections you’ll find for pesto chicken recipes below…

What You’ll Find in this Article:

  • Ingredients in Chicken Pesto Recipe (shopping list!)
  • How to Make Pesto Chicken
  • Healthy Pesto Chicken Recipe (recipe card!)
  • Nutrition and Calories in Basil Pesto Chicken

You can also skip to the recipe card, so that you can email it to yourself, pin it to your Pinterest boards, or even print it so you have it handy for later.

To keep this chicken pesto recipe healthy, we will be making our own low calorie pesto recipe. If you have a favorite family pesto recipe, or a favorite store bought pesto, feel free to use that. However if you were looking to cut calories for this pesto chicken breast recipe, you’ll want to use our low calorie recipe in the card below.

Up next, a shopping list for this baked pesto chicken recipe…

Ingredients in Chicken Pesto Recipe

This basil pesto chicken recipe is packed with whole ingredients. Make sure to get fresh basil, and fresh garlic. It will make all the difference!

Making a baked pesto chicken breast is great to use up extra basil from the garden, or take a step further and make a chicken mozzarella pesto, by topping with mozzarella and broiling for 2-5 minutes before serving.

Healthy Pesto Chicken Recipe

To keep this pesto chicken recipe healthy, make sure to get fresh ingredients. Fresh basil, fresh garlic, and ideally fresh chicken breasts. Though frozen and thawed will work…

Shopping List for Baked Pesto Chicken Recipe:

  • Basil
  • Olive oil
  • Pine nuts
  • Garlic
  • Chicken breasts (boneless skinless)

Special Tip: You can find all of the measurements for this healthy pesto chicken recipe in the printable recipe card below. There, you can choose how many servings you want to make, and the recipe card will do all of the math for you!

In the next section, you’ll learn how to make recipes with chicken and pesto. You’ll learn how to make our low-calorie pesto sauce, and then how to cook chicken and pesto sauce…

Up next… You’ll learn how to make pesto chicken low in calories.

How to Make Pesto Chicken

Chicken and pasta recipes can be easy, and healthy. Follow this how to guide to learn how to make healthy pesto chicken recipes at home, in no time.

You can make the pesto ahead of time, and store in the fridge for a couple of days. You can also marinate the chicken the night before, storing it in the fridge for the next day.

Healthy Pesto Chicken Recipe

This healthy pesto chicken recipe is easy, and delicious… Follow this how to guide to learn how to make pesto chicken low-calorie, and delicious.

How to Make Pesto Chicken

  1. Add the basil, olive oil, pine nuts and garlic to a food processor and blend until smooth.
  2. Place the chicken into a bowl or freezer bag and add 1/2 of the pesto. Mix until the chicken is coated in pesto, set aside until you’re ready to cook..
  3. Preheat the oven to 350° and line a baking sheet with foil.
  4. Add the chicken to the baking prepared sheet and bake for 45-50 minutes until cooked through.
  5. Remove the chicken from the oven, spoon over the remaining pesto, and serve hot.

If you want to make pesto mozzarella chicken, simply add 2 tablespoons of mozzarella to the top of each chicken breast, and broil for 3 to 5 minutes. Then top with remaining pesto, and serve.

Special Tip: In the next section, you’ll find a shareable recipe card. In it, you’ll find directions, measurements, nutrition, and more. We kept this recipe for basil pesto chicken as easy as possible, by adding all the information to a shareable recipe card.

Up next, a shareable recipe card. This recipe card will do math for you! With the click of a button it will easily double or triple this pesto chicken breast recipe!

Healthy Pesto Chicken Recipe

This Healthy Pesto Chicken Recipe is UNDER 350 calories and has almost 50g of protein!

Now you can make low-calorie chicken pesto recipes, quickly and easily. This low calorie, high protein recipe is packed full of flavor. No one will know it’s healthy!

Healthy Pesto Chicken Recipe

Healthy Pesto Chicken Recipe (LOW CALORIE!)

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This low calorie healthy pesto chicken recipe is easy and delicious.
These chicken breasts are under 350 calories each, serve this baked pesto chicken recipe with a crisp salad or some roasted broccoli or asparagus.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Italian
Servings 2 servings
Calories 348 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup fresh basil leaves
  • 1/2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons pine nuts
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 2 chicken breasts boneless skinless

Instructions
 

  • Add the basil, olive oil, pine nuts and garlic to a food processor and blend until smooth.
  • Place the chicken into a bowl or freezer bag and add 1/2 of the pesto. Mix until the chicken is coated in pesto, set aside until you're ready to cook..
  • Preheat the oven to 350° and line a baking sheet with foil.
  • Add the chicken to the baking prepared sheet and bake for 45-50 minutes until cooked through.
  • Remove the chicken from the oven, spoon over the remaining pesto, and serve hot.

Nutrition

Serving: 1chicken breastCalories: 348kcalCarbohydrates: 1.9gProtein: 49.2gFat: 15.1gSaturated Fat: 0.9gCholesterol: 143mgSodium: 115mgPotassium: 922mgFiber: 0.5gSugar: 0.4gCalcium: 37mgIron: 2mg
Keyword chicken, Main Course
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Up next, nutrition and calories in basil pesto chicken recipes…

Nutrition and Calories in Basil Pesto Chicken

Not all pesto chicken recipes are low in calories, but ours is! This high protein, low calorie recipe for baked pesto chicken breast will quickly become one of your favorite weeknight meals.

In the next section, you’ll find more low calorie recipes, as well as our healthy pesto recipe. Check it out, that recipe will include some Parmesan cheese…

Healthy Pesto Chicken Recipe

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