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Quick and Easy Family Dinner - Pesto Chicken Tray Bake

Quick and Easy Family Dinner - Pesto Chicken Tray Bake

Thursday, 14 May 2020 13:35:00 Europe/London

We understand that cooking a tasty dish for the whole family and keeping everyone happy during meal times can be a chore. But it doesn’t have to be. Below is a one-tray dinner recipe that everyone will love (even the fussiest of eaters) and requires just 5 ingredients, so planning and prepping for your next family dinner is quick and easy. 


Quick and Easy Family Dinner - Pesto Chicken Tray Bake

Serves 4 (can be scaled up or down to suit family size)



  • 4 Chicken Breast Fillets

  • 150g Green Pesto

  • 600g White Potatoes (you can also use baby potatoes)

  • 300g Cherry Tomatoes

  • 2 tbsp Olive Oil



  1. Preheat the oven to 220 degrees Celsius (180 degrees fan) 

  2. Cut the potatoes into quarters or medium-sized chunks. If you are using baby potatoes, leave them whole. 

  3. Place them in a deep baking tray with the chicken and tomatoes.

  4. Brush the pesto over the chicken and any leftover on to the potatoes

  5. Drizzle everything with olive oil. Ensure chicken and potatoes are well covered.

  6. Put the tray in the middle of the oven and cook for 20 minutes.

  7. Serve and enjoy!


Note - Cooking times may vary depending on oven type. Always make sure the chicken is properly cooked before serving. 



Want to switch it up a bit?

  • Swap your white potatoes for sweet potatoes 

  • Sprinkle a couple of chopped garlic cloves for extra flavour 

  • Add bell peppers, red onion or courgette for extra goodness

Nutrition Guide (per portion):

Calories: 725

Protein: 69

Carbs: 30

Fat: 27

For more tantalising recipes, check out the rest of our foodie news for meal-time inspiration that uses our delicious cuts of meat. Read up on BBQ recipes for the perfect summer dish, or our roast dinner recipes for winter warming classics.

Posted in Foodie News By

Tom Hixson

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