Quick-as-a-Wink Pesto Chicken


Quick-as-a-Wink Pesto Chicken

7 Min

With everyone's busy schedules, it's hard to come up with fabulous dinners night after night. But if you have ten minutes and a few ingredients, this pesto chicken is an elegant option sure to become a regular!

What You'll Need

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves (1 to 1/4 pounds total)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 cup prepared pesto sauce
  • 4 slices mozzarella cheese
  • 1 (2.25-ounce) can sliced black olives, drained (optional)

What to Do

  1. Place the chicken breast halves on a microwave-safe platter. Season with the salt and pepper then cover with a single layer of thick paper towels. Microwave at 90% power for 5 minutes.
  2. Uncover the chicken and top each piece with a dollop of pesto sauce and one slice of mozzarella cheese.
  3. Microwave at 90% power for 2 minutes, or until no pink remains in the chicken and the cheese is melted. Sprinkle with sliced olives, if desired, and serve immediately.


To really turn this into a show-shoppin' dinner, top each serving with a slice or two of plum tomato and a sprig of fresh basil.

Nutritional InformationShow More

Servings Per Recipe: 4

  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Calories 281
  • Calories from Fat 144
  • Total Fat 16g 25 %
  • Saturated Fat 5.5g 28 %
  • Trans Fat 0.0g 0 %
  • Protein 31g 61 %
  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Cholesterol 98mg 33 %
  • Sodium 600mg 25 %
  • Total Carbohydrates 1.4g 0 %
  • Dietary Fiber 0.2g 1 %
  • Sugars 0.5g 0 %

Your Recently Viewed Recipes

Leave a Comment


Cancel Reply to Comment

Thanks for your comment. Don't forget to share!


Report Inappropriate Comment

Are you sure you would like to report this comment? It will be flagged for our moderators to take action.

Thank you for taking the time to improve the content on our site.

Trending Now

Close Window