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Tomato Pesto Chicken Bake

Fresh and light, bursting with flavour, and so easy to prepare, this delicious Tomato Pesto Chicken is a recipe you will go back to again and again.   Elegant enough for company and kid friendly, this dish makes an excellent addition to your meal prep collection.

Chicken tenders, pesto, slices of fresh Mozzarella, Roma tomatoes, and garlic this dish is especially good in the summer months when you can get the freshest of ingredients.  Happily here are some very good store bought pesto’s available in the stores these days, so you can make it year round.

In the late summer when Basil is abundant and inexpensive, I make a large batch and freeze it in serving size portions for use all year long.  This is the Pesto recipe that I use, and highly recommend.   Made in the food processor, it comes together quite quickly, and the full flavour of Parmigiano Regiano, garlic and Pinenuts is perfectly balanced.

Meal Prep friendly:

Often when it comes to meal prep soups, casseroles and one pot dishes come to mind.  This Pesto Tomato Chicken Bake is a nice change, and holds well in the fridge for up to 4 days.

Prepare the dish according to the recipe direction, cover your baking dish and it’s ready to go.   Under 10 minutes of meal prep! Add a side dish of your choice and a salad and dinner is done.   The cook time is so fast with all the prep work done, it’s an amazing dish for entertaining.   Looks good, tastes amazing and can be made ahead; what more could you ask for?

Good side dish options:

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Tomato Pesto Chicken

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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Meal Prep
Servings 6 people

Ingredients
  

  • 2 T. extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 lb. boneless skinless chicken tenders
  • 3.5 oz. prepared basil pesto
  • 3 large Roma tomatoes sliced
  • 8 oz. fresh Mozzarella sliced
  • Sea salt and black pepper to taste
  • 1 T. Italian seasoning
  • 1 T. Parmesan cheese grated

Optional Side:

  • 4 c. mixed salad greens
  • Salad dressing of choice

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 400°F. Lightly coat a baking dish with olive oil and place chicken tenders in dish.
  • Evenly spread basil pesto over each chicken tender and place tomato slices. Season salt and black pepper, to taste.
  • Place slices of mozzarella on top of tomatoes and sprinkle with Italian seasoning and Parmesan cheese.
  • Place in pre-heated oven and bake for 20-25 minutes or until chicken is cooked through. Remove from oven and cool slightly before serving with a crisp green side salad and your favorite dressing. Enjoy!
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