Pesto-Olive Chicken Recipe
- 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (6 ounces each)
- 1/2 cup prepared pesto
- 2 jars (4-1/2 ounces each) sliced mushrooms, drained
- 1 can (4-1/2 ounces) chopped ripe olives
- 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded provolone cheese
- 1. Preheat oven to 400°. Flatten chicken slightly. Place in an ungreased 13x9-in. baking dish. Spoon pesto over chicken; top with mushrooms and olives.
- 2. Bake, uncovered, 15-18 minutes or until a thermometer reads 165°. Sprinkle with cheese; bake 1-2 minutes longer or until cheese is melted. Yield: 4 servings.
1 serving equals 490 calories, 29 g fat (10 g saturated fat), 124 mg cholesterol, 1,117 mg sodium, 8 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 49 g protein.
Reviews for Pesto-Olive Chicken
"A family favorite. All 11 of us enjoy this dish."
"I also used the fresh mushrooms, sauteed them a little bit before adding to the dish. It was very tasty!"
"This was not the least bit good. Would'nt even consider trying it again."
"This was wonderful! I used fresh mushrooms (sauteed for a little while before putting with the chicken), and used mozzarella instead of provolone because that's what I had on hand. It was just absolutely terrific! Great company meal, too. Thanks for sharing - it's a wonderful recipe."
"i've had this recipe for awhile, always meaning to make it. i'm sorry i waited so long! it was GREAT! everyone loved it even the kids. the only thing i did differently was that i used sliced provolone cheese and used fresh mushrooms. AWESOME! i will make this often!!!"
"I made this dish using 6 chicken breasts, 2 jars of mushrooms, only half a can of chopped olives, and sliced provolone. Next time I will use fresh mushrooms because we like them better. The sliced provolone worked great because I could just top each breast with one slice. This was extremely flavorful and only needed minor tweaks per our taste preference! I used the same amount of pesto the recipe called for."
"Loved it! Great combination of flavors.....thank you!!"
"This was so easy to make and tastes so good. We liked it so much I'm making it again tonight for book club"
"So simple, but it really has a great taste. Definitely will make again."
"This is an amazingly simple and delicious dish. I would not change a thing and will make it often."
"Would make this again. Great flavor."
"I thought this was good and easy. I cut it in half and made it for two. I used a good Italian Pesto."
"I did not care too much for this because the pesto was a little too strong for me. I also do not like mushrooms, so i skipped that on mine. However, my friend had mushrooms on his & loves the pesto & he really enjoyed this so i gave it 3 stars."
"Next time I think I will use less pesto. The recipe calls for half a cup and I found that too much."
"my family LOVED this, im making it again for dinner tonight with asparagus and a salad ...mmmmmm!!! thanks for sharing !!"
"----We buy a value pack of chicken and then use it to try two or three recipes. If we don't get around to the recipes, then we just make something we already know or freeze the chicken.-----We used traditional basil pesto. There are a lot of other pesto combinations at oursupermarket...but I would not venture a guess as to how they would taste in this recipe.-----We used mozarella cheese...similar and melts easily. The store only had a package of provolone that could be put on a few sandwiches and cost 6 dollars....we thought dicing it into tiny pieces at that cost would be ridiculous.-----We used shitake mushrooms...but felt that they did not have a strong enough mushroom taste. Next time, we will try the usual mushroom-pieces-and-stems or experiment with cooking fresh mushroomsbefore making the recipe.-----In the magazine, this was served alongside a roasted potato recipe.-----Next time, we want to pair this with aPinot Noir."
"My son and I loved this! It was so flavorful. Ican't wait to eat the leftovers."
"Wow! Everyone loved it! My husband asked me to make it again! I mixed the chopped olives and mushrooms with the pesto and spooned it over the chicken. Worked great!"
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"This recipe is quick,easy, and delicious. Good enough for a company meal."
Medium-Bodied Red Wine
Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.