A Flavour-Packed One-Pot Chicken Recipe 

Jul 2, 2024

Love to cook but hate dealing with the stack of dishes to wash up at the end?

Well, look no further than our pesto chicken tray bake — the most succulent of all one-pot chicken recipes. 

With juicy pesto-crusted chicken breast, roasted sweet potatoes, and crunchy broccolini, this dish ticks all the boxes for an easy mid-week meal. 

Not only is there just one tray to wash at the end, you’ll only require five ingredients for this delicious one-pot chicken breast recipe!

Let’s look at how to make it.

One-Pot Chicken Tray Bake Recipe | Ingredients

Here’s what you’ll need:

120g Chicken Breast (weighed raw)

150g Sweet Potato

100g Broccoli

20g Basil Pesto

1 Lemon Wedge


How To Make Your Pesto Chicken Tray Bake

Follow these four simple steps:

  1. Heat the oven to 200ºC.
  2. Dice the potato and place it in a lined baking dish. Season with salt and pepper and bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes or until softened.
  3. Dice the chicken and coat it in the pesto. Remove the tray from the oven and add the chicken to the tray with the chopped broccoli. Toss everything together to combine the flavours. 
  4. Return the tray to the oven and cook for 15-20 minutes or until the chicken and vegetables are cooked. Serve with the lemon wedge.

One-Pot Chicken Tray Bake Recipe | Nutritional Info

This dish contains just 336 calories, for a generous 33 grams of protein, 7 grams of fat, 38 grams of carbs and 7 grams of fibre.

And as you’re about to learn, chicken breast is one of the leanest sources of protein you can get!

Chicken Breast | One Of The Best Lean Protein Sources

Chicken breast contains a high amount of protein for very few grams of fat.

That’s why this dish is perfect for those looking to build and repair muscle tissue while losing weight. 

Why Protein is Important for Your Goals

Health guidelines recommend around 1.6 – 2.2 grams of protein per kilogram of body weight per day.

So, if you weigh 80 kilos, you’d aim to consume 176 grams of protein per day.

Given this dish contains 33 grams of protein, you can tick off a significant portion of your protein intake with just one meal! 

Our pesto chicken tray bake is sure to be your favourite one-pot chicken recipe!

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