Baked Lemon and Pesto Chicken

Knorr has some great pasta sauce mixes. One of my favorites to have on hand for a fast dinner is their Pesto sauce mix. You only need to add water and EVOO for a delightful dinner.

This recipe is more of a guide than anything else. I’ve tried this multiple different ways and so has my best friend. She’s actually used Costco’s prepared pesto for this dish and said it turned out amazing. So you have some play here.

Before it went in the oven


2-3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (Or 1 package of boneless, skinless tenders)
1 packet of Knorr Pesto sauce (or your favorite Pesto sauce)
1 lemon


1. Preheat the oven to 350.

2. If using boneless,  skinless chicken breasts, slice them in half horizontally so that you end up with 2 thin cutlets out of each breast. Season with salt and pepper and arrange in a baking dish.

3. Mix the pesto according to the directions. Pour over the chicken cutlets. Slice a lemon and place the slices on top of the chicken. Bake for 30-40 minutes or until cooked through (depending on the thickness of the chicken).

Pesto Chicken with Parmesan Risotto and Edamame!

This is delicious served with risotto!

Notes: You can also make these in individual foil packs for less clean up, or you can grill the foil packs!


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