Crunchy Baked Pesto Chicken Thighs


Easy and flavorful baked chicken thighs amped up with pesto!

Crunchy Baked Pesto Chicken Thighs
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
4 servings


  • ½ cup panko bread crumbs

  • ½ cup Parmesan cheese, grated

  • ½ tablespoon olive oil

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon pepper

  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken thighs

  • 3 tablespoons prepared pesto


  1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  2. Combine panko, Parmesan cheese, olive oil, salt, and pepper in a bowl.

  3. Place chicken thighs onto the prepared baking sheet and coat each side with pesto. Press panko mixture onto chicken.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven until chicken is no longer pink in the center and the juices run clear, about 20 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C).

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

339 Calories
22g Fat
11g Carbs
26g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 339
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 22g 28%
Saturated Fat 7g 34%
Cholesterol 83mg 28%
Sodium 517mg 22%
Total Carbohydrate 11g 4%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 26g
Vitamin C 1mg 5%
Calcium 203mg 16%
Iron 2mg 9%
Potassium 217mg 5%

* 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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