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Easy Grilled Pesto Chicken

Easy Grilled Pesto Chicken is an easy recipe for to make for dinner! Perfect for topping salads, kabobs, or along any 
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword easy chicken recipe, grilled pesto chicken, pesto chicken recipe
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
resting time 5 minutes
Total Time 17 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 100kcal
Author Eileen



Grilled Pesto Chicken

  • Preheat the grill to 425 degrees. Brush the basil pesto evenly on each chicken breast. Be sure to put pesto on both sides of chicken.
  • Reduce heat to medium, about 350 degrees and place chicken on the grill. Cook about 5-6 minutes per side. Internal temperature of the chicken should be 165 degrees.
  • Let chicken rest about 5 minutes to let the juices settle. Slice and serve

Baked Pesto Chicken

  • Preheat the oven to 375° degrees. Coat a medium-sized casserole dish with non-stick cooking spray, set aside.
  • Brush the basil pesto evenly on each chicken breast. Be sure to put pesto on both sides of the chicken.
  • Place chicken into the prepared casserole dish.
  • Place in the preheated oven for about 20-25 minutes. The internal temperature of the chicken will be 165° when chicken is cooked through.
  • Serve chicken with your favorite sides, enjoy.


Note 1: Trim the chicken breasts of any excess fat.
Note 2: We use my basil pesto recipe which is easy, delicious, lower in fat, and calories as there are no nuts in this recipe. Pre-made pesto can be used. 
Note 3: Store made pesto will have more calories than my homemade basil pesto. 
  • Any nutritional data I provide is an approximation and actual dietary information can vary based on ingredients and proportion sizes.


Serving: 1cutlet | Calories: 100kcal | Carbohydrates: 0g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 68mg | Sodium: 90mg | Potassium: 380mg | Sugar: 0g | Vitamin A: 35IU | Vitamin C: 1.3mg | Calcium: 6mg | Iron: 0.4mg