It’s not easy to put together a high protein, low carbohydrate meal that’s both delicious and easy to make. Or rather it’s not always easy. This very easy Italian caprese chicken bake is delicious, nutritious, packs the protein and will please most any palette.

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This recipe only has 4 ingredients and the prep is so minimal it almost feels like cheating. I prep it in about 10 minutes, throw it in the oven, run out to my garage for a good 45 minute workout and come inside to find a high protein meal waiting for me inside.

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To make this takes minutes.  Trim your chicken breast and lay them in a glass baking dish, sometimes I use thighs instead or some of both if I’m meal prepping.  Spread about 1-2 tablespoons of prepared pesto on each breast. Add fresh sliced tomato or canned whole tomatoes.  Top with mozzarella slices and bake at 400˚F for 45 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through and the juices run clear.

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[recipe title=”Easy Italian Caprese Chicken Bake” servings=”4″ time=”55 minutes” difficulty=”easy”]
  • 4 chicken breasts
  • 1 jar prepared pesto
  • 1 can whole tomatoes or 2 fresh roma tomatoes
  • 1 cup mozzerella

Directions:

  1. Trim chicken breasts and lay in baking dish
  2. Top each chicken breast with 2 tablespoons pesto
  3. Add tomato to each chicken breast
  4. Top with mozzerella
  5. Bake at 400˚F for 45 minutes or until the chicken is cooked and juices run clear
  6. Serve with rice
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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving
Calories 160Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value *

Protein 27g

Total Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Trans Fat
Cholesterol 80mg27%
Sodium 180mg8%
Potassium 520mg15%
Total Carbohydrate 1g0%
Dietary Fiber 0g0%
Sugars 1g