Baked Chicken Pesto Parmesan

Baked Chicken Pesto Parmesan takes just 25 minutes and 4 ingredients to make and is loaded with cheesy goodness. It’s a favorite easy weeknight recipe!
Baked Chicken Pesto Parmesan - 25 minutes and 4 ingredients!

This Baked Chicken Pesto Parmesan recipe is for those nights. Those nights when your day was so crazy and hectic that the thought of having to feed your family sounds like a huge burden. Those nights when you need to get something on the dinner table quick, and refuse to succumb to grabbing fast food. This recipe is one that I turn to again and again because I usually have the ingredients on hand and because it’s so ridiculously easy. I’ve even left the recipe for Jared to make by himself, which is saying something because usually he doesn’t cook. Anyone can make this, even if you’re exhausted, worn down, and sleep deprived from a long day. It’s exactly the kind of weeknight recipe you all have been asking me for via email and on Facebook!

The simplicity of this recipe is perfect, but you can also switch things up and add your own twists if you’d like. Feel free to use whatever melting cheese you have on hand, or you could even go more classic with marinara sauce instead of pesto. The recipe is easy to halve for 2 servings, or double for larger families or for leftovers. I like to make this with homemade pesto which I like to make, scoop into an ice cube tray, freeze, then pop the pesto cubes into an airtight container and store in the freezer until I’m ready to defrost and use. I like to serve this chicken with whole wheat spaghetti tossed with olive oil, lemon zest and juice, parsley, salt and pepper and some steamed veggies.

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