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This Quick Pesto Chicken and Veggies is an easy, delicious and light, 30-minute dish that everyone will love! ❤ COOKTORIA.COM
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Quick Pesto Chicken and Veggies

This Quick Pesto Chicken and Veggies is an easy, delicious, and light, 30-minute dish that everyone will love!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: pesto chicken
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 326kcal
Author: Tania Sheff


  • 1 lb. skinless chicken thighs, cut into pieces
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 medium zucchini, cut into pieces
  • 2 bell peppers, cut into pieces
  • 2 tbsp. homemade pesto sauce
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • chopped parsley to garnish


  • Heat the olive oil in a large skillet on medium-high heat. Add the chicken and fry it for about 5-7 minutes, until golden and cooked through. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Remove the chicken from the skillet and set aside. In the same pan, add the zucchini and peppers and fry for another 5 minutes. (Add a little oil, if needed).
  • Add 1 tbsp. of pesto to the veggies and mix well. Move the veggies to the side, and bring the chicken back to the pan. Add the remaining 1 tbsp. of pesto to the chicken and mix. Garnish with chopped parsley.





Calories: 326kcal | Carbohydrates: 0.4g | Protein: 35g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 97mg | Sodium: 497mg | Potassium: 291mg | Fiber: 0.1g | Sugar: 0.1g | Vitamin A: 150IU | Vitamin C: 0.8mg | Calcium: 60mg | Iron: 1.4mg