A healthy chicken pesto recipe on a baking pan

Healthy Pesto Chicken Recipe

This Healthy Chicken Pesto Recipe is easy to make in 30 minutes and has the most amazing flavor!! Serve it with or without pasta for a tasty weeknight meal.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mediterranean
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
0 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 313kcal
Author Erin Henry


  • chicken breasts cut in small chunks
  • package Cherry tomatoes
  • 1/2  head broccoli cut into florets
  • zucchini cut thickly
  • 1/4 cup tablespoons pesto store bought or homemade
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese optional
  • salt to taste
  • pepper to taste


  • Preheat oven to 400 Place chicken, tomatoes, broccoli, and zucchini in a large bowl and toss with pesto. Place on large sheet pan and spread out for even cooking.
  • Bake in oven for 15-20 minutes. If desired top with Parmesan cheese during the last 5 minutes of baking.
  • Keeps in fridge up to 5 days


Cooking Notes:
  • Make sure you cut your chicken into bite-sized pieces to make sure they cook at the same rate as the veggies. 
  • Chicken is done when it reaches an internal temperature of 165 F. 
  • This recipe is great for meal prepping.  Just make a batch and eat it throughout the week. 
Nutritional information is approximate and was calculated using a recipe nutrition label generator.
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Calories: 313kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 42g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 114mg | Sodium: 471mg | Potassium: 1004mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1005IU | Vitamin C: 79.5mg | Calcium: 151mg | Iron: 1.5mg