Cheesy Pesto Baked Chicken

Ingredients

  • 3-4 chicken breasts (about 1.5 pounds)
  • 8 ounces softened cream cheese
  • 1/3 cup store-bought basil pesto (I like the Giovanni Rana brand)
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

Garnish

  • 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes (halved)
  • 4-6 basil leaves (chopped)

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees, and grease a large baking dish.
  2. Mix the softened cream cheese and basil pesto together.
  3. Lay the chicken breasts flat into your greased baking dish, and top them with the cream cheese pesto mixture.
  4. Top with 1 or more cups of shredded mozzarella cheese.
  5. Bake uncovered in the center rack of the oven for 30-40 minutes, or until the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees.
  6. Garnish with your fresh chopped tomatoes and basil. Enjoy!

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