Pesto Parmesan Chicken

Need a yummy idea for chicken breasts? Try this 4-ingredient idea using crispy panko bread crumbs.

  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Total Time 30 min
  • Servings 4

4
boneless skinless chicken breasts (about 1 1/4 lb)
3
tablespoons basil pesto
2
tablespoons mayonnaise
1/2
cup Progresso™ plain panko crispy bread crumbs
1/2
cup finely shredded Parmesan or Asiago cheese
Fresh basil leaves, if desired

  • 1 Heat oven to 400°F. Line baking sheet with foil; spray with cooking spray. Between pieces of plastic wrap or waxed paper, place each chicken breast smooth side down; gently pound with flat side of meat mallet or rolling pin until about 1/2-inch thick.
  • 2 In shallow dish, mix together pesto and mayonnaise. In another shallow dish. mix together bread crumbs and cheese. Dip chicken into pesto mixture then dip in panko mixture. Place on baking sheet.
  • 3 Bake 15 to 20 minutes, turning once, until juice of chicken is clear when center of thickest part is cut (165°F) and coating is golden brown. Garnish with basil.

Expert Tips

Serve with garlic-smashed potatoes and a mixed green salad.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 serving
Calories
390
(
Calories from Fat
190),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
21g
21%
(Saturated Fat
6g,
6%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
105mg
105%;
Sodium
430mg
430%;
Total Carbohydrate
11g
11%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
0g
0%
),
Protein
39g
39%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
20%;
Iron
10%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 5 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.