Pesto Feta Chicken

by Stephanie

This is my second kidos favorite chicken dish.  I got this in a frozen dinner group about 7 years ago and it is a staple at our house!  All my kids eat it and love it.   I never would have thought to put pesto and feta together, but they work so great.  And if you have never tried couscous, or think it is too bland, make it with this dish and drizzle the sauce over top.  You will be in heaven!!  It’s also great over rice or quinoa.


Pesto Feta Chicken

makes 4-6 servings

4-6 boneless skinless chicken breasts

1 cup pesto (I do homemade, but store bought works fine)

1 cup feta cheese (any kind really)

1/2 cup paprika (yes that is CUP not tea or tablespoon!!)

1/4 tsp cumin

1/4 tsp oregano

1/4 tsp thyme

1 1/4 tsp salt

2 garlic cloves, minced

2 Tbsp. olive oil

Put chicken into greased 9X13 baking pan.  In small bowl combine paprika, cumin, oregano, thyme and salt.  Sprinkle over chicken.  Top with pesto (just divide between chicken) then sprinkle feta over top.  Sprinkle garlic on top and then with drizzle olive oil.  Cover with foil (shiny side down) and bake at 350 for 45-55 minutes until breasts register 165 degrees.  Let rest still covered for another 5-10 minutes.  Do NOT overcook chicken…yuck!

This can also be cooked in a Crockpot.  Just layer like in baking dish and cook on low for 4-5 hours. 

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