Baked Pesto Chicken

Baked Pesto Chicken is full of flavour and loaded with cheesy goodness.  Since it is only a few simple ingredients and one dish, you can make it quickly and clean up is easy.



For 8 Serving(s)

  • 1 kg Chicken breast, boneless and skinless
  • 1 150g tub Crescent Roasted Garlic & Herb Cream Cheese, softened
  • 0.5 150 tub Crescent Basil Pesto (or more to your taste preference)
  • 1 cup Mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 0.5 cup Cheerry tomatoes, halved
  • 6 leaves Basil, chopped


  1. Preheat the oven to 375˚F/190 ˚C
  2. Mix softened Crescent Roasted Garlic and Herb Cream Cheese and Crescent Basil Pesto together until combined.
  3. Lay chicken breasts flat in a large baking dish. Spread pesto mixture evenly over the chicken breasts and sprinkle the mozzarella over the top.
  4. Bake for 35-40 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through (internal temperature of 165˚F/75 ˚C)
  5. Garnish with cherry tomatoes and fresh basil.  Enjoy!

Recipe notes

What do you do with the leftovers?
Pesto Chicken Penne– Chop and reheat leftover Pesto Chicken.  Cook Penne per package instructions. Once done drain in a colander and mix over a low flame with Pesto Chicken, Crescent Basil Pesto sauce and cream.

Pesto Chicken Pizza–  Spread the pizza crust/Arabic Bread with a thin layer of Crescent Basil Pesto sauce.  Chop the leftover pesto chicken up and evenly spread it over the pizza crust.  Top with cheese and cherry tomato halves. Bake as directed on the crust.

Pesto Chicken Panini– Slice the leftover pesto chicken.  Place the slices with some of the Crescent Basil Pesto sauce between two slices of nice Italian bread.  Add fresh spinach and additional mozzarella cheese.  Spread butter or olive oil on each of the outer sides of the bread and then press in a panini press or cook on a griddle on medium heat for 3-5 minutes a side.

Baked Pesto Quesadilla– Chop chicken, add Crescent Basil Pesto sauce and mozzarella cheese and diced tomatoes to a flour tortilla

If you enjoyed this recipe, please try out our new range of Crescent Dips which includes Hummus, Kamalata Tepanade, Taramasalata, Sun-Dried Tomato and Herb Cream Cheese and many more.

The Dips are exclusively available at Glowmark Supermarket Delkanda and Crescent Hurry Up Store, 40 A Chitra Lane, Colombo 5 Call 0117 063063 for further details or visit the FB Page: Crescent Hurry Up

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