Crispy Pesto Chicken with Whipped Feta & Tomatoes


Active Time:

30 minutes

Total Time:

50 minutes



Nutrition Profile:




Nutrition Notes: Is Feta Healthy?

Cheese can be a nutritious choice due to its calcium, protein, and probiotics. Saturated fats in cheese may not be as harmful as other types. Feta cheese is high in sodium, so it's best enjoyed in moderation, especially if you need to watch your sodium intake.

Are Chicken Cutlets Good for You?

Chicken cutlets, made from sliced and sometimes pounded chicken breasts, are a lean protein source rich in B vitamins and choline.

Are Sungold Tomatoes Healthy?

Sungold tomatoes, with their golden color, offer antioxidants like lycopene, vitamin C, and beta-carotene.


Tips from the Test Kitchen: Can I Make the Whipped Feta Ahead of Time?

Yes, you can! The whipped feta can be prepared up to two days in advance and stored in the refrigerator.

What Should I Serve with Pesto Chicken?

To complement pesto chicken, consider serving it with jasmine rice, roasted or mashed potatoes, and a simple green salad or roasted veggies.


- 2 ounces feta cheese, crumbled

- 1 clove garlic, grated

- 4 tablespoons whole-milk plain Greek-style yogurt

- 4 1/2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

- 2 teaspoons lemon juice

- 2 teaspoons water

- 1/3 cup all-purpose flour

- 1 1/2 cups whole-wheat panko breadcrumbs


- 1 large egg

- 3 tablespoons basil pesto

- 4 (4-ounce) chicken cutlets

- 2 cups Sungold cherry tomatoes

- 1/2 teaspoon ground pepper

- 1/4 teaspoon Aleppo pepper (optional)


1. Blend feta, garlic, yogurt, olive oil, and lemon juice in a food processor until smooth. Add water gradually, then incorporate remaining yogurt. Refrigerate the whipped feta.

2. Prepare three shallow dishes for flour, panko, and egg mixed with pesto and water. Bread the chicken cutlets and cook until crispy and golden brown.

3. Cook tomatoes until they blister, then season with pepper, lemon juice, and salt.

4. Serve chicken cutlets on whipped feta, topped with burst tomatoes and additional pesto mixture.

To make ahead:

Refrigerate whipped feta for up to two days.

Nutrition Information per serving:

Calories: 486

Fat: 27g

Saturated Fat: 6g

Cholesterol: 129mg

Carbohydrates: 24g

Sugars: 4g

Protein: 37g

Fiber: 3g

Sodium: 476mg

Potassium: 239mg