Chicken Pesto Bake Recipe – 3 Smart Points

Chicken Pesto Bake

Here’s another easy and delicious way to dress up chicken breasts! In the Chicken Pesto Bake recipe, the chicken breasts are first topped with flavorful pesto sauce, then fresh tomatoes and mozzarella cheese. It’s literally, just a handful of ingredients, but it delivers quite a tasty dish. I usually just buy a jar of prepared pesto sauce for this, but you can also make your own, if preferred. But at just 3 Smart Points per serving, this simple Weight Watchers chicken recipe offers a great way to indulge in wonderful flavors, while still keeping the Points low. It’s also packed with protein and extremely low carb. If you have the extra Points to spare, try this on some fresh Italian bread and serve as a sandwich. I usually like to pair this dish with a fresh side salad or some steamed veggies for a complete meal. Enjoy!

Chicken Pesto Bake
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A light and easy summer dinner recipe that’s bursting with fresh, bold flavors. It requires just a handful of ingredients, but delivers a delicious dish.
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
25 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
25 minutes
Chicken Pesto Bake
Print Recipe
A light and easy summer dinner recipe that’s bursting with fresh, bold flavors. It requires just a handful of ingredients, but delivers a delicious dish.
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
25 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
25 minutes
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400. Line a baking sheet with foil or parchment paper, and mist with cooking spray.
  2. Butterfly or slice chicken breasts to create 4 thin cutlets. Season each piece with salt and pepper.
  3. Spoon pesto sauce evenly onto each piece of chicken, and spread. Place in oven, and roast until chicken is cooked through, about 15-18 minutes.
  4. Remove from oven, and top each piece of chicken evenly with tomatoes and mozzarella cheese. Return to oven and cook until cheese is melted, about 5 minutes.
Recipe Notes

Entire recipe makes 4 servings
Serving size is 1 piece of chicken
Each serving = 3 Smart Points

PER SERVING: 184 calories; 11g fat; 3g saturated fat; 2g carbohydrates; 0.5g fiber; 1g sugar; 36g protein

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  1. Looks delicious! I, too, would love a printer-friendly version, but I won’t be unsubscribing! Wouldn’t want to miss out on these terrific recipes :)

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  3. Carey Perkins says:

    Can’t find a print icon?

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