Baked Pesto Chicken Parmesan

INGREDIENTS: 1lb boneless skinless chicken thighs
salt & pepper
1/3 cup pesto
1 cup marinara sauce
8oz fresh mozzarella cheese, sliced


1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

2. Season chicken thighs with salt and pepper then add to a 8×8″ or 9×12″ baking dish.

3. Add pesto then use hands to evenly coat. Spoon marinara sauce over top of thighs followed by mozzarella cheese then cover tightly with foil and bake for 20 minutes.

4. Remove foil then bake for 10 more minutes, or until chicken is cooked through and cheese is golden brown and bubbly.

If you’re like me and have been missing out on the lusciousness that his chicken thighs – change that ASAP! They’re so juicy and have an awesome flavor.

This chicken would be great over a bed of pasta, but I served it with roasted potato wedges.

That’s just potatoes cut into wedges, tossed with extra virgin olive oil, salt, and pepper, and then roasted at 400 degrees for 20 minutes, flipping halfway through. Totally easy to make with this chicken since they cook at the same temp. Enjoy!

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