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251
Calories 
5g
Carbs 
8g
Fat 
37g
Protein 
7
Weight Watchers® SmartPoints™
(6 PointsPlus®)

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Recipe

Chicken, homemade basil pesto, tomato, and mozzarella -  yum.  I would be happy eating this every night for dinner.  Everything starts off with a healthy, lean, protein packed chicken breast.  Then we add some delicious skinny homemade pesto that's full of fresh basil, lemon, Parmesan, and almonds.  Finally, everything is topped off with some tomato slices and melted mozzarella.  It's easy and always a crowd pleaser.  I usually serve it with some Parmesan spaghetti squash for a yummy Italian meal with less than 400 calories. 

Prep Time

Italian Pesto Chicken Bake

118
Prep Time: 
Cook Time: 
Total Time: 

Ingredients

4
  • 1 cup fresh basil, packed
  • 3 tbsp. water
  • 2 tbsp. Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tbsp. almonds
  • 2 tsp. olive oil
  • 2 U cloves garlic
  • 1 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1/8 tsp. salt
  • 1/8 tsp. black pepper
  • 1.33 lbs. boneless skinless chicken breast
  • 2 U Roma tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup part skim shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 2 tbsp. balsamic vinegar

Nutritional Facts

Serving Size: 
6 oz. chicken
Amount Per Serving
Calories 251
Calories from Fat 73
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g
12%
Saturated Fat 2g
11%
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
0%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
0%
Cholesterol 84mg
27%
Sodium 262mg
11%
Total Carbohydrate 5g
2%
Dietary Fiber 1g
4%
Sugars 2g
Protein 37g

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Add the basil, water, Parmesan, almonds, olive oil, garlic, lemon juice, salt, and pepper to a food processor. Pulse until combined to make a home made skinny pesto.
  3. Spray a baking dish with cooking spray. Place the chicken in the dish and season with salt and pepper.
  4. Spread the pesto on top of the chicken. Then top with sliced tomatoes and ¼ cup cheese per chicken breast.
  5. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until chicken is fully cooked.
  6. Drizzle a bit of balsamic vinegar on top before serving.
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