Prepared pesto is all you need to turn plain chicken and potatoes into a flavorful dinner. Serve with a side salad for a complete meal.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
30 mins
total:
40 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

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  • Mix potatoes with 2 tablespoons pesto in a bowl. Transfer potatoes into a large 11x13-inch baking dish. Unfold chicken thighs in the same bowl; rub remaining pesto on all sides. Fold thighs back up into original shape and place into the baking dish next to the potatoes.

  • Bake in the preheated oven, stirring potatoes occasionally, until potatoes are soft when pieced with a fork, 28 to 30 minutes. Season with salt and pepper before serving.

Cook's Note:

If you like your potatoes extra soft, microwave cubed potatoes for 3 minutes before tossing with pesto and placing into the baking dish.

Nutrition Facts

264 calories; protein 15.6g 31% DV; carbohydrates 19.1g 6% DV; fat 14g 22% DV; cholesterol 43.6mg 15% DV; sodium 197.2mg 8% DV. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (13)

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Rating: 5 stars
11/15/2019
My family and I loved it we couldn't get enough yummmmmmmmmy Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
05/21/2020
Pesto always makes everything taste better, and this is no exception. If I were to make this again, I would chop the potatoes smaller, as I prefer the carmelized outside to the plain cooked insides. Overall, a good dish. You can't go too wrong with pesto, everybody would eat this. Read More
16 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 5
  • 4 star values: 8
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
11/09/2019
All of our favorites rolled into one amazing dish! This was incredibly tasty & SO easy to prepare. Thanks:-) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/15/2019
My family and I loved it we couldn't get enough yummmmmmmmmy Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/15/2020
VERY good! Potatoes weren't as soft as I like, so I'll pre-cook them in microwave next time. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
05/21/2020
Pesto always makes everything taste better, and this is no exception. If I were to make this again, I would chop the potatoes smaller, as I prefer the carmelized outside to the plain cooked insides. Overall, a good dish. You can't go too wrong with pesto, everybody would eat this. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/24/2019
So easy and quick for a busy weeknight! I used fresh pesto - very tasty! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
05/24/2020
Delish!!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/26/2020
Extremely easy. I'll definitely make it again. Not spectacular but definitely a keeper. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
02/27/2020
it was ok. chicken didn't brown or caramelize which I think would have enhanced the flavor. Rather bland. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
11/24/2019
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