Sun Dried Tomato & Basil Pesto Chicken Melt

Sun Dried Tomato & Basil Pesto Chicken Melt

Boneless, skinless chicken breasts are definitely one of the most popular pieces of meat used these days for easy dinner recipes. I also love these recipes, but sometimes they leave much to be desired. Boneless, skinless chicken, if not prepared the right way, can be dry, bland and flavorless. This Sun Dried Tomato & Basil Pesto Chicken Melt is none of those things. This dish uses my homemade Sun Dried Tomato Basil Pesto and fresh mozzarella to create a recipe that is super easy to make and loaded with amazing flavor. Give it a try today!

Tips for making this recipe:

  • Be sure that you are using thin chicken breasts. You can either slice chicken breasts horizontally to create thin filets, buy pre-sliced chicken breasts or pound out chicken breasts to make them thinner. Either way, you do not want to use pieces of chicken that are too thick. They would take way too long to cook through.
  • Make your own sun dried tomato & basil pesto. It is so very easy to do, and they flavor is a million times better than the store bought stuff. This is my recipe.
  • Check on your chicken periodically. Cooking times can vary greatly depending on the thickness of your chicken, the dish you use and your oven.

Sun Dried Tomato & Basil Pesto Chicken Melt would go great with:

Arugula Salad with Lemon and Shaved Parmesan

Caprese Pasta Salad

Balsamic Parmesan Potato Salad with Arugula

Baked Parmesan Tomatoes

Products I recommend for this recipe:

Food Processor (for pesto)

Baking Dish

I would love to hear what you think of this. Please let me know in the comments below and don’t forget to select a star rating. Thank you and enjoy!

Here is the link for my Sun Dried Tomato Basil Pesto – I hope you love it!

Sun dried Tomato & Basil Pesto Chicken Melt

This easy to make chicken dish uses a delicious homemade sun dried tomato & basil pesto and is topped with fresh melted mozzarella.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Italian
Keyword: basil, cheese, chicken, Chicken Breasts, easy, fresh mozzarella, Healthy, keto, lchf, low carb, melt, mozzarella, Pesto, quick, simple, sun-dried tomatoes, Weeknight Dinner
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 529kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Sundried Tomato Basil Pesto See link below
  • 4 thin cut chicken breasts about 1.5 lbs
  • tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp pepper
  • ¼ tsp garlic powder
  • 8 oz fresh mozzarella

Instructions

  • Grease a large baking dish and preheat the oven to 350°.
  • Place the 4 thin sliced chicken breasts in the bottom of the prepared baking dish. Season each piece of chicken with the salt, pepper and garlic powder. Spread the pesto on top of each piece of chicken and top the pesto with slices of the fresh mozzarella.
  • Bake uncovered for approximately 40 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through.

Nutrition

Calories: 529kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 63g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 194mg | Sodium: 1381mg | Potassium: 879mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 851IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 358mg | Iron: 2mg

Here is the link for my Sun Dried Tomato Basil Pesto – I hope you love it!

If you like this recipe, you may also like my Pizza Chicken Skillet, Four Ingredient Baked Chicken, Easy Chicken Cordon Bleu or my Chicken Francese.

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