Pesto Mushroom Chicken

This Pesto Mushroom Chicken is breaded in buttery breadcrumbs and topped with pesto, mushrooms, and provolone cheese. So impressive and so easy.
Pesto Chicken - you'll never believe how easy this delicious dinner is!

We have a new member in our household. Nope, not a baby, not a dog. She showed up yesterday dressed in black and never stops talking. Her name is Alexa.  She’s the Siri of Amazon Echo. It’s a device that sits in your home and she can do everything from lock your front door, add eggs to your shopping list, turn down your A/C, play Adele music, or name the capital of Spain all from a voice command. Oh and she’s witty. If you say….

“Alexa, ‘My name is Inigo Montoya.’ ” Response: “Stop saying that.  I’ve never killed anyone’s father.”

“Alexa, ‘Show me the money!’ ” Response: “Jerry, you got to yell!”

“Alexa, ‘Party on, Wayne.’ “ Response: “Party on Garth” [in monotone].

“Alexa, ‘I want the truth.’ “  Response: “You can’t handle the truth.”

And no, I’m not a rep for Amazon Echo or anything, but it is pretty fun.  As I’m sitting here I just yelled, “Alexa, make me dinner!” Her response: “I wish I could. Cooking is beyond me at the moment.”

Isn’t that the truth. It’s Wednesday and cooking is completely beyond me at the moment. Impeccable timing. My husband just texted me saying he was bringing home dinner. Woo-hoo! As much as I love cooking, I love not cooking…if that makes any sense at all.

But say your husband isn’t bringing home dinner tonight? I’ve had this Pesto Mushroom Chicken in my back pocket for a while. It’s seriously restaurant quality. Often my husband’s work feeds him dinner so when he comes home he’s never hungry. On such a night he came home and we were eating this. Even though he already ate, he devoured it.

Pesto Chicken - you'll never believe how easy this delicious dinner is!

Only a few simple ingredients. Butter, breadcrumbs, pesto (make your own if you want), mushrooms, and provolone. The flavors together are on point.Pesto Chicken - you'll never believe how easy this delicious dinner is!

You want to bake the chicken until the cheese starts getting these beautiful brown spots on top and the cheese starts melting into the chicken itself. You can serve it over a little pasta tossed with some pesto or even marinara. Enjoy!

Pesto Mushroom Chicken
Servings: 6
  • 6 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/4 cup butter , melted
  • 1/2 cup Italian breadcrumbs (or regular)
  • 1/4 cup prepared basil pesto
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 8 ounces sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 6 slices provolone cheese
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and spray a baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. Brush chicken with butter and coat completely with bread crumbs.
  3. Place chicken in baking dish and bake for 20 minutes.
  4. While chicken is baking heat olive oil in a skillet and sautee mushrooms until they give up their juice.
  5. After 20 minutes of baking, spoon pesto sauce evenly over chicken breasts and top with mushrooms.
  6. Cover each breast with a slice of provolone cheese and bake in the oven for an additional 10-20 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink.
  7. Serve with a side of pasta tossed in additional pesto if desired.
Recipe Notes
Source: adapted from used less chicken. Melted butter and then coated with crumbs. Used fresh mushrooms.
Pesto Chicken - you'll never believe how easy this delicious dinner is!

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  1. This looks incredible! I need to try this asap.


  2. This looks so good! I can never figure out what to do with costco pesto. Can’t wait to try this.

  3. Made this tonight. I. Will make the chicken again, but will pound the breast flat and possibly cut lengthwise. It took longer to cook then recipe. Flavor is excellent. The mushrooms add a great touch.

  4. I don’t get what bread crumbs add to this? It seems like they would just turn to mush.