This easy and delicious recipe yields juicy and flavorful chicken every time. The key is to use skin-on, bone-in chicken breasts, which retain moisture better than boneless, skinless. If you prefer, you can spread the pesto under the skin and then discard it after cooking. 

Pesto Roast Chicken Breast

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  • Servings: 2
  • Difficulty: 45 minutes
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  • 1 skin-on, bone-in chicken breast
  • 2 tbsp pesto, divided


1) Place chicken in a Suvie pan. Rub 1 tbsp pesto all over chicken breast. Place chicken in the bottom zone of Suvie. Input settings and cook now or schedule.

Suvie Cook Settings

Bottom Zone: Roast at 325°F for 45 minutes 

Top Zone: None

2) After the chicken has finished cooking, transfer to a plate or cutting board and let rest for 4 minutes. Spread remaining 1 tbsp pesto over the chicken and season to taste with salt and pepper.

Pesto Roast Chicken Breast


Nutritional Information per serving (2 servings per recipe): Calories 490, Total Fat 30g, Total Carbohydrates 2g, Total Sodium 320mg, Total Protein 48g.

CategoriesChicken Dinner
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