Pesto Baked Chicken


4 (about 1 lb.) boneless skinless chicken breasts, flattened 

4 tsp basil pesto (recipe here)

4 Tbsp mozzarella cheese, shredded

3-4 Roma tomatoes, thinly sliced


1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Flatten chicken breasts (about 1-inch thickness) and place in casserole dish (sprayed with non-stick cooking spray).

2. Spread 1 tsp basil pesto sauce on each chicken breast. Bake (uncovered) for about 15 minutes.

3. Remove chicken from oven, add thinly sliced tomato and 1 Tbsp mozzarella cheese to each chicken breast. Place back in oven for about 5-7 minutes (until cheese is melted). Serve with a side of brown rice or whole wheat pasta and vegetables.