Pesto Chicken

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A simple way to prepare chicken that looks like you spent a lot of time preparing. It can also be prepared ahead of time and refrigerated until baked. Be sure to use a good quality pesto for best results. I like to serve it with pasta, but it is also nice sliced and served on a green salad.

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Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves

  • ½ cup prepared basil pesto, divided

  • 4 thin slices prosciutto, or more if needed

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Grease a baking dish.

  2. Spread about 2 tablespoons of pesto per chicken breast over the top of each breast, and wrap each breast in prosciutto slices to cover the entire breast. Place the wrapped chicken breasts into the prepared baking dish.

  3. Bake in the preheated oven until the chicken is no longer pink, the juices run clear, and the prosciutto is lightly crisped, about 25 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

312 Calories
19g Fat
2g Carbs
32g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 312
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 19g 25%
Saturated Fat 6g 28%
Cholesterol 83mg 28%
Sodium 434mg 19%
Total Carbohydrate 2g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Protein 32g
Vitamin C 2mg 12%
Calcium 232mg 18%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 293mg 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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