Winner, winner, chicken dinner. Brown sugar pesto chicken certainly falls into this category. I can’t think of too many people that don’t like the sweetness of brown sugar and the unique richness of pesto. Combine the two with a few spices and you have a dinner that will stun your dinner guests.
I use boneless skinless breasts in the recipe because they are healthier and so much easier to work with. But there is no reason you can’t use a bone in cut such as drumsticks or thighs. Just adjust the cooking time accordingly.
Brown Sugar Pesto Chicken Breasts
Brown sugar pesto chicken breast recipe is a delicious combination of boneless skinless chicken breasts combined with brown sugar, tomato pesto, olive oil, salt, and pepper. The finished product of this recipe is absolute perfection.
Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F or 200 degrees C.
Combine the pesto, brown sugar, olive oil, salt, and pepper to a mixing bowl. Mix until well combined.
Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and place the chicken breasts in. Spread the pesto mixture over both sides.
Place the chicken in the oven a bake for about 40 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches about 165 degrees.
Garnish with parsley, serve, and enjoy your brown sugar pesto chicken breasts.
- Amount Per Serving
- Calories 260
- % Daily Value *
- Total Fat 9g14%
- Saturated Fat 5.1g26%
- Cholesterol 69.5mg24%
- Sodium 155mg7%
- Potassium 176mg6%
- Total Carbohydrate 5.2g2%
- Sugars 7g
- Protein 19.4g39%
- Vitamin A 3.9%
- Vitamin C 2.1%
- Calcium 1.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs. Nutritional values are a within reason estimate and my vary depending on several factors.
You can vary the types of ingredients and amounts. For example, you can use a basil pesto instead of tomato; although, I like the tomato much better. A bit of garlic, etc. could be added too.