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Sun Dried Tomato Pesto Chicken

This is an easy nice Whole30 & Paleo meal that I often take to friends when they’ve had a baby or need a meal except I usually serve theirs with regular rice, not cauliflower rice ; ). Comes together quick, especially if you have already made the pesto. Pesto can be frozen, as you don’t need all of it for this recipe. This is also a family win, so hooray for the kids liking it too!

5 from 2 votes

Sun Dried Tomato Pesto Chicken


  • 1.5 pounds chicken breast cut into small chunks
  • 1/3 cup sun dried tomato pesto
  • 1 can petite diced tomatoes
  • Olive oil
  • Salt & Pepper

Sun Dried Tomato Pesto

  • 8 oz canned sun dried tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup spaghetti sauce
  • 2 oz basil
  • 1/4 cup pinenuts can sub cashews if needed for cost or allergies
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  1. Heat olive oil over medium heat and then add chicken pieces. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and cook until golden brown on all sides.
  2. Add pesto and stir until all chicken pieces are covered with pesto.
  3. Add tomatoes and stir. Simmer for 15 minutes.
  4. Serve on top of cauliflower rice or rice.

Recipe Notes

Meal can also be topped with a dairy-free or dairy mozzarella cheese. Add before simmering to melt.


  1. 5 stars
    I love love LOVE this chicken! The recipe is so freaking easy, and the flavor is bomb. We eat it almost weekly – hubby and kiddo approved!

    • We had it for dinner tonight and it’s definitely a fave. So happy your family loves it too and it’s made the regular rotation – thank you!!

    • 5 stars
      I made this when I first started my paleo diet and it was delicious. I love being able to find recipes that have yummy ingredients that I can eat! It’s really easy to make too because you use lots of canned ingredients 👍

      • Agreed, love the canned tomato use in this one. So happy you enjoyed, thank you!


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