Easy chicken skinny basil pesto Recipe

Indulge in the savory delight of  Chicken with Skinny Basil Pesto, a culinary masterpiece that harmonizes exquisite flavors with a health-conscious approach. The star of this dish is the Skinny Basil Pesto, a vibrant fusion of fresh basil leaves, Parmesan cheese, pine nuts, garlic, and extra-virgin olive oil. Blended to perfection, this pesto boasts a robust taste that elevates the entire meal.

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The chicken, adorned with a golden sear, forms the perfect canvas for the Skinny Basil Pesto. Seasoned with precision, the chicken breasts are seared to perfection in olive oil before being generously adorned with the verdant pesto. The skillet then gracefully transitions from stovetop to oven, ensuring the chicken cooks through while absorbing the aromatic flavors of the basil-infused pesto.

The result is a culinary symphony that delights the taste buds and satisfies the senses. Each bite of tender chicken is a journey through layers of herbaceous basil, nutty Parmesan, and the subtle warmth of garlic. The dish not only satisfies the palate but also aligns with a  plan, offering a wholesome yet indulgent dining experience.

Garnished with fresh basil and optionally accompanied by lemon wedges for a citrusy zing, this  Chicken with Skinny Basil Pesto is a testament to the idea that health-conscious meals can be as delicious as they are nourishing. Whether enjoyed as a centerpiece for a family dinner or a delightful solo indulgence, this recipe invites you to savor the joy of mindful eating and the artistry of flavors crafted with both taste and wellness in mind.

serving size 9

3 point on w-w


    • kirkland signature organic extra virgin olive oil -2tbsp
    • garlic clove(s)-2medium clove(s)
    • basil-2cap(s)
    • uncooked boneless skinless chochken breast- 9 piece(s)
    • genuine lacatelli brand grated pecorino romano cheese- 4tbsp
    • naturesweet cherubs tomatoes, heavenly salad- 18 oz
    • sarganto off the block reduced fat mozzarella cheese -18tbsp


    1. put basil, olive oil, pacorino romano and garlic in Ninja.chop/blend. there is your pesto.
    2. preheat oven to 400. place chicken breasts in pan, spread pesto on top of each one. cover loosely witch aluminum foil, bake for approx 15-20 minutes (until chicken is on longer pink in center) Remove from oven.
    3. put the tomatoes in ninja. chop/blend. spoon the tomatoes over the chicken. top each chicken with 2 tbsp of shredded mozzarella. put back into oven (uncovered) and bake an additional 5 minutes until cheese is melted, golden
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