Oven-Fried Pesto Chicken
Purchased prepared basil and Parmesan pesto give these oven-fried chicken breasts plenty of great flavor. The chicken breasts are pounded to thin out then they're coated with pesto and a panko breadcrumb mixture and baked to crispy perfection.
If you have fresh basil, make the pesto from scratch in your food processor. Follow the easy instructions below the recipe.
Serve these flavorful coated chicken breasts with a tossed salad and this quick shredded Brussels sprouts with bacon recipe for a delicious everyday family dinner.
- 2 to 3 tablespoons prepared pesto
- 4 chicken breast halves
- 1 cup panko breadcrumbs
- 1/2 cup fine dry breadcrumbs
- 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese, optional
- 2 teaspoons paprika
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper