Baked Pesto Chicken

I am BORED..

Are you bored? If you are, I think you should join me.

What should we do? Have a drinking spree? go out and watch a movie? or go shopping?

Naah, I think I’m just sleepy and  I need a nap…hundreds of them.

The past few days, I feel like I’m so tired and depressed and without inspiration…. do you think I need more chocolates?


Okay, then sleep is what I really need. I just wish there’s some store where I could buy bottled sleep.

Anyway, I made baked chicken pesto over the weekend. Ykaie had spaghetti al pesto for both her lunch and dinner. Ykaie loves pesto on her pasta. I love pesto on anything~ pasta, meat and potatoes.

That is why I make my own Pesto.

You can buy a ready-made one at the grocery. I recommend Gourmet’s but you can totally buy any brand you want.

Now, for the is easy as 1-2-3…


400g chicken thigh fillets
½ cup Basil Pesto
½ cup grated low fat mozzarella/cheddar cheese


  • Lay the chicken fillet in a baking dish or a baking pan.
  • Spread pesto on top of the chicken fillet and make sure they are spread equally.
  • Cover the dish/pan with aluminum foil and bake in the over for 20-25 minutes.
  • Remove foil and sprinkle grated cheese on top.
  • Bake for another 5-10 minutes without cover.
  • Serve hot.

You can serve this over rice or pasta but if you are on the South Beach Diet, you can eat this as a meal.

I’m sending this over to Miz Helen’s Country Cottage.

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14 Responses

  1. We grow a lot of Basil and make pesto all summer. Your recipe looks so good and I can hardly wait to try it. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and please come back!

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