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Pesto Mushroom Chicken

This Pesto Mushroom Chicken is breaded in buttery breadcrumbs and topped with pesto, mushrooms, and provolone cheese.

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Yield 6 servings


  • 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 Food.com. used less chicken. Melted butter and then coated with crumbs. Used fresh mushrooms.