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Quick-as-a-Wink Pesto Chicken

7 Min

With everyone's busy schedules, it's hard to come up with fabulous dinners night after night. But if you have ten minutes and a few ingredients, this pesto chicken is an elegant option sure to become a regular!

What You'll Need

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves (1 to 1/4 pounds total)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 cup prepared pesto sauce
  • 4 slices mozzarella cheese
  • 1 (2.25-ounce) can sliced black olives, drained (optional)

What to Do

  1. Place the chicken breast halves on a microwave-safe platter. Season with the salt and pepper then cover with a single layer of thick paper towels. Microwave at 90% power for 5 minutes.
  2. Uncover the chicken and top each piece with a dollop of pesto sauce and one slice of mozzarella cheese.
  3. Microwave at 90% power for 2 minutes, or until no pink remains in the chicken and the cheese is melted. Sprinkle with sliced olives, if desired, and serve immediately.


To really turn this into a show-shoppin' dinner, top each serving with a slice or two of plum tomato and a sprig of fresh basil.

Nutritional InformationShow More

Servings Per Recipe: 4

  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Calories 281
  • Calories from Fat 144
  • Total Fat 16g 25 %
  • Saturated Fat 5.5g 28 %
  • Trans Fat 0.0g 0 %
  • Protein 31g 61 %
  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Cholesterol 98mg 33 %
  • Sodium 600mg 25 %
  • Total Carbohydrates 1.4g 0 %
  • Dietary Fiber 0.2g 1 %
  • Sugars 0.5g 0 %

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