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!

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.