Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto Chicken + More 4-Ingredient Chicken Recipes

Dec 2 2021
Turning plain chicken breast into a delicious entree is so easy... especially with the right ingredients on hand! Top it with pesto, ricotta, and sun-dried tomatoes for a super-simple 4-ingredient showstopper...

Hungry Girl's Healthy Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto Chicken Recipe

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Entire recipe: 225 calories, 8g total fat (2g sat. fat), 485mg sodium, 6g carbs, 1g fiber, 4g sugars, 29.5g protein

Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes


2 tbsp. low-fat/light ricotta cheese

1 tbsp. sun-dried tomatoes (bagged or rinsed), chopped

2 tsp. pesto sauce, divided

One 4-oz. raw boneless skinless chicken breast cutlet, pounded to 1/2-inch thickness

Optional topping: grated Parmesan cheese, chopped fresh basil



1 dash garlic powder

1 dash onion powder

1/8 tsp. salt

1/8 tsp. black pepper


In a small bowl, mix ricotta, tomatoes, 1 tsp. pesto, garlic powder, and onion powder.

Bring a skillet sprayed with nonstick spray to medium heat. Season chicken with salt and pepper. Cook chicken for about 4 minutes per side, until cooked through.

Reduce heat to medium low. Spread ricotta mixture on the chicken, and top with remaining 1 tsp. pesto. Cover and cook for 1 minute, or until sauce is hot.


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