This recipe has some of my favorite ingredients – pesto, sun dried tomatoes and cheese. This is a flavorful recipe to use in the middle of the week to break up the usual boring chicken dinners.

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Sun dried tomatoes are amazing! Not only are they a great source of fiber and vitamin C, but they also pack a good mix of sweet and tart all in the same bite.

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If you haven’t noticed from my Cheesy Fiesta Chicken recipe, I love topping baked chicken dishes with cheese! It adds the perfect amount of flavor after it is melted.

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Serve it with vegetables and whole grains to make it a balanced meal! All five food groups are included on the plate below. To learn more about balanced eating, check out our article here.

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Sun Dried Tomato Pesto Chicken

Makes 4 servings

 

INGREDIENTS

4 medium boneless, skinless chicken breasts

¼ cup balsamic vinegar

¼ cup pesto (try our Quick Kale Almond Pesto)

¼ tsp ground black pepper

3 oz sun dried tomatoes

½ cup shredded mozzarella cheese

Nonstick spray

 

DIRECTIONS

1) Preheat oven to 350°F

2) Place chicken in a baking dish that has been prepared with non stick spray.

2) Brush vinegar and pesto onto chicken and sprinkle with ground pepper.

3) Place sun dried tomatoes evenly on chicken.

4) Top with mozzarella cheese and bake

5) Bake for 30-40 minutes, or until internal temperature has reached 165°F

 

SERVING SUGGESTIONS

Try with green beans and whole wheat penne pasta.

 

NOURISHING NUTRITION (per serving*):

Calories: 316

Fat (g): 14

Sodium (mg): 659

Protein (g): 36

Carbs (g): 11

Fiber (g): 2
*Nutrition facts are calculated using our Quick Kale Almond Pesto recipe and would change when using a different kind.