How To Impress a Crowd: Pesto Chicken

Boy moved out years ago, yet I still cook like he’s about to walk in the door with his hungry crew.

I’m lucky that we are a leftover-lovin’ family.

If you love pesto, yet haven’t made Pesto Chicken – what are you waiting for? An invitation?

Consider yourself invited!

How To Impress a Crowd: Pesto Chicken

(NOTE: I saw this recipe on a video, which I can no longer find, so if you know it…SHARE IT!)

What you’ll need:

8 chicken bone-in thighs or breasts

Pesto

1 large or 2 medium sliced tomatoes (if they’re homegrown, all the better!)

Grated cheese (any type that suits your fancy)

Assemble:

Place chicken, skin up (you can also use skinless chicken), in a well-buttered 9 x 13 pan. Smother with pesto:

Baked Pesto Chicken

Layer tomatoes on top of pesto:

Baked Pesto Chicken

Optional step: cover with Parmesan cheese:

Baked Pesto Chicken

Generously cover tomatoes with grated cheese (I used a mixture of Cheddar and Monterrey) and place in a 400° oven, uncovered:

Baked Pesto Chicken

Bake at 400° for 50-60 minutes if using bone-in chicken pieces or 40 minutes for boneless.

Chicken is done when internal chicken temp reaches 165°.

Oh, momma! The cheese makes a crispy topping and the chicken is tender and flavorful.

Baked Pesto Chicken

We decided upon first bite that this is a new favorite recipe.

The great thing is you can easily make this for a large crowd. The presentation is impressive and the taste sophisticated…like us! (~snort~)

Whacha waiting on?

Get to impressin’!

Get to sophisticatin’!

Happy Pesto Chickening, y’all!

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Comments

  1. Adding this to our meal plan. Found you on Grandma’s Briefs

  2. This recipe sounds so good. Guess what we are having for dinner this evening? lol

  3. just what I needed to tuck into my “ideas” folder when we stay with my son and daughter-in-law for two days BEFORE thanksgiving [and before rhe vegans arrive]. Love to have an easy-to-make recipe to feed my son’s family of five plus us. this hits all the right notes. thanks. perfect timing.

  4. Oh WOW! That looks so good. I have pinned and will be making it soon! I love pesto.
    🙂 gwingal

  5. LOVE this recipe! My friend told me about it too- but I am so glad to have one I can pin!

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