One Pan Pesto Chicken Recipe

This One Pan Pesto Chicken recipe makes a quick, easy and delicious dish for a weeknight supper!  Made with chicken, pesto, peppers, tomatoes, and zucchini, this pesto chicken is a family favorite chicken recipe.

One Pan Pesto Chicken Recipe - This One Pan Pesto Chicken recipe makes a quick and easy answer to what's for supper? Made with chicken, pesto, peppers, tomatoes, zucchini and mozzarella, this will easily become a favorite! // addapinch.com

Hi, sweet friends! I have a quick, easy and mighty delicious one pan recipe to share with you that I think you are going to adore as much as we do! It is my one pan pesto chicken that is a weeknight staple around my house.

One Pan Pesto Chicken Recipe - This One Pan Pesto Chicken recipe makes a quick and easy answer to what's for supper? Made with chicken, pesto, peppers, tomatoes, zucchini and mozzarella, this will easily become a favorite! // addapinch.com

We’ve been going through a good many quick and easy meals at my house lately. I think it has a lot to do with the time of the year. I probably say it every year, but man is it a hectic! We’re wrapping up the end of Sam’s eighth grade year and all of the activities that go along with the end of a school year. And since the days are longer, we’re staying outside longer working in the garden or piddling around with chores around the farm. The to-do list is always growing, it seems. Which leads me back to why we’re all about quick and easy lately.

Working in the garden the other night, I kept cheering on my baby tomatoes and the blooms for my squash and zucchini. I just couldn’t resist picking fresh basil as I headed back into the house. When I got back in, I knew exactly what I wanted to make! I whipped up a fresh batch of pesto as I started the chicken cooking for my pesto chicken recipe.

One Pan Pesto Chicken Recipe - This One Pan Pesto Chicken recipe makes a quick and easy answer to what's for supper? Made with chicken, pesto, peppers, tomatoes, zucchini and mozzarella, this will easily become a favorite! // addapinch.com

I especially love that it all comes together in one big pan – making cooking and cleaning a cinch!

Speaking of the pan, I used my All-Clad d5 all-in-one pan. Stainless steel with five bonded layers, the d5 cookware is one of my absolute favorites. I can absolutely tell a difference when cooking with my All-Clad cookware compared to the cookware that I used when we were first married. The All-Clad heats consistently and holds the heat evenly for great distribution across the cookware. It also doesn’t hurt that it is just beautiful cookware either! I was excited when All-Clad reached out to me about sharing a recipe using their new 4 quart all-in-one pan and knew you’d be just as excited about the recipe and their giveaway as well!

One Pan Pesto Chicken Recipe - This One Pan Pesto Chicken recipe makes a quick and easy answer to what's for supper? Made with chicken, pesto, peppers, tomatoes, zucchini and mozzarella, this will easily become a favorite! // addapinch.com

Here’s my One Pan Pesto Chicken Recipe. I hope you enjoy it as much as we do!

One Pan Pesto Chicken Recipe - This One Pan Pesto Chicken recipe makes a quick and easy answer to what's for supper? Made with chicken, pesto, peppers, tomatoes, zucchini and mozzarella, this will easily become a favorite! // addapinch.com
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One Pan Pesto Chicken Recipe

This One Pan Pesto Chicken recipe makes a quick and easy answer to what's for supper? Made with chicken, pesto, peppers, tomatoes, and zucchini, this will easily become a favorite!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken pesto pasta, chicken recipe, one pan chicken recipe, one pan pesto chicken, one pan recipe, pesto, pesto chicken, pesto chicken recipe
Servings: 4
Calories: 290kcal
Author: Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 skinless, boneless chicken breasts, cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 1 medium red pepper deseeded and sliced
  • 5 medium zucchini cut into ribbons or spirals
  • 1 pint grape tomatoes halved
  • 1/4 cup pesto homemade or store-bought
  • mozzarella cheese optional

Instructions

  • Set large pan over medium heat. Drizzle in olive oil. Once the olive oil begins to shimmer, add the chicken pieces and the red pepper and cook, stirring frequently, until the chicken is cooked throughout, about 8 to 10 minutes. Stir in zucchini, tomatoes, pesto, and mozzarella cheese, if using. Serve immediately.

Nutrition

Calories: 290kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 55mg | Sodium: 270mg | Potassium: 1296mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 2745IU | Vitamin C: 99.1mg | Calcium: 80mg | Iron: 1.8mg

Enjoy!
Robyn xo

One Pan Pesto Chicken Recipe - This One Pan Pesto Chicken recipe makes a quick and easy answer to what's for supper? Made with chicken, pesto, peppers, tomatoes, zucchini and mozzarella, this will easily become a favorite! // addapinch.com

All-Clad provided me with the all-in-one pan photographed as well as one to giveaway to a lucky Add a Pinch family member. As always, all opinions are 100% my own!

12 comments on “One Pan Pesto Chicken Recipe”

  1. Wow, I just discovered your blog and am already a fan. I make my own pesto, this recipe sounds just like the perfect use for it. But i have already seen a couple of other recipes I totally have to try (the lemon bars for instance).

    I will definitely be back for some more inspiration!

    Susanna

  2. This sounds delicious! Can’t wait to try it!

  3. This looks so healthy and delicious! My kids will love it!

  4. This looks so good and so summery. Is the zucchini in it served raw?

  5. This is a lovely and perhaps simple to prepare recipe. I can’t wait to try it out for my kids on this weekend. This post of awesome, thanks for sharing.

  6. Am definitely going to try this recipe. Question, how do you make the zucchini ribbons? Thanks a lot. Love your recipes.

  7. I was able to purchase the zucchini ribbons at my grocery store. This recipe couldn’t have been easier and it was so fresh and delicious. It will be wonderful come summertime and availability of fresh cherry tomatoes and zucchini from the garden. I used just a bit more pesto than the recipe calls for and I sauteed some chopped onions while browning the chicken. It is delicious and I am looking forward to making it again. Thank you,

  8. I tweaked the recipe a bit, but it came out great! Very simple, took about 15 – 20 minutes to make total time. One of the easier recipes I’ve made in awhile, but just as delicious! Even my 19 month old loved it. Will definitely be making again. Thanks!

  9. I plan on making this tomorrow for my lunches this week.
    Is this best dish ok served cold? Or should I keep things separate and reheat the chicken/peppers and then add the other items?

    • Hi Ken,
      It serves well both hot and cold – making it one of my favorite go-to dishes for easy leftovers! I hope you enjoy it!

  10. What are the nutritional details for this recipe? I love your recipes.  Thank you.

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