Chicken Pesto with Gnocchi

So here it is one of my most popular recipes for how easy it is – the Chicken Pesto Dish!! I need to do an IGTV episode with it… maybe Saturday! Need dinner in a snap – this recipe comes in to save the day and rescue me more than once or twice a month. Chicken Pesto is easy to have on hand especially if you are good with frozen chicken and keep mozzarella cheese in your fridge – plus you can serve it with angel hair pasta, 90 second rice, or my favorite Gnocchi!

I love making this in a pyrex dish because the pyrex I use come with plastic tops and are easy cleanup and saving for leftovers! I served this chicken with my special crescent rolls and asparagus. The crescent rolls recipe can be seen here.

I actually love this recipe because I always have chicken, pesto mozzarella, and crescent rolls in my house. Do you have things like that that you always have on hand? These are great things to make sure you have around – because this dinner is great and depending on the size of your pyrex you can make however much will fit the pan. Sometimes, I make this recipe in a small pyrex that fits one chicken breast! It is perfect for a single girl like me and is just enough for dinner and no leftovers!!

Learning to take recipes and alter them for you and your life… that’s the key to having fun in the kitchen!

Oh the Chicken Pesto Recipe you’ll love…

Put chicken in a single row (don’t overlap).

Pour Pesto on top. Top that with tomatoes if you want (I leave this off a lot because tomatoes give me heart burn, haha).

Top with shredded Mozzarella Cheese.

Bake at 350 for 25-35 minutes until Chicken is cooked through.

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Chicken Pesto with Gnocchi

  • Author: Abby Turner


You will love this must make recipe for dinner tonight!  Chicken plus pesto and cheese… what more could you want?


  • 3 Chicken Breasts – raw
  • 1 jar of Pesto
  • 10 ounces of Mozzarella Cheese
  • If you want – add 6 ounces halved cherry tomatoes


  1. Place chicken in an oven ready dish. 
  2. Pour pesto on top of chicken evenly
  3. Add halved tomatoes, if desired. 
  4. Pour mozzarella cheese on top. 
  5. Bake for 25-35 minutes on 350 until cooked through. 
  6. Serve with fresh basil and use oils in dish on rice, spaghetti, or gnocchi!

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I’m Abby, and I’m all about setting the table every day and making a simple dinner with easy recipes to enjoy with friends. The inspiration you’ll find here are simple and meant to encourage you to declutter your table and invite friends over! I spend my days working as a marketer for a retail company and dreaming of dinner time. I really hope that through A Table Top Affair you will find a newfound love for your kitchen and that relationships would be formed around your table.

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