Baked pesto chicken topped with melted provolone cheese and cherry tomatoes in a cast iron skillet.

Baked Pesto Chicken

  • Author: Amy @ The Blond Cook
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 33 minutes
  • Total Time: 38 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: Italian
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  • 2 large boneless, skinless chicken breasts, sliced in half lengthwise
  • 1/2 cup prepared basil pesto
  • 1 cup shredded provolone cheese
  • 1 cup cherry or grape tomatoes, halved


  • Preheat your oven to 375 degrees F.  Grease a large oven-proof skillet or baking dish.
  • Place chicken breasts in skillet or baking dish.  Spread 2 tablespoons of pesto evenly over each breast.
  • Bake (uncovered) for 30 minutes, or until chicken is done and juices run clear.
  • Remove from oven.  Sprinkle evenly with cheese and arrange tomatoes evenly over and around chicken.
  • Return to oven and bake an additional 2-3 minutes, or until cheese is melted.