Easy Sheet Pan Pesto Parmesan Chicken

This Easy Sheet Pan Pesto Parmesan Chicken is bound to be your new favorite weeknight meal. Quick, Delicious, and Healthy!

crispy panko chicken with green beans on a sheet pan with fresh dill and lemon


Ingredients you’ll need

  • Boneless, skinless chicken thighs.
  • Basil pesto. Store-bought or homemade.
  • Garlic powder.
  • Salt & Pepper.
  • Olive oil.
  • Grated parmesan.
  • Panko breadcrumbs.
  • Haricot verts.
  • Lemon.
  • Fresh dill.
ingredients for pesto parmesan chicken, chicken thighs, green beans, lemon, dill, garlic powder, parmesan, panko breadcrumbs, pesto, and olive oil.

How to make this easy Baked Pesto Chicken

  • Trim any excess fat off of your chicken thighs. I do this using kitchen shears and it only takes a few minutes, just quickly cut it off and discard. Add chicken to a mixing bowl and generously season both sides with salt + pepper.
  • Then, add basil pesto to the bowl with chicken and toss to coat! Feel free to add a few extra dollops to get them nice and covered. Add pesto covered chicken to your silicone baking sheet lined pan.
  • In a separate bowl, toss together grated parmesan, panko breadcrumbs, olive oil, a dash of salt, black pepper, and garlic powder. Spoon mixture on top of chicken thighs and gently press into chicken.
  • Lastly, arrange haricot verts around the chicken all over the sheet pan. Drizzle with extra virgin olive oil, s + p.
  • Bake everything in a 425 degree oven for 20-25 minutes until chicken is fully cooked through and green beans cooked to your liking!
crispy panko chicken with green beans on a sheet pan with fresh dill and lemon

I typically always use my Dexas Silicone Baking mats for all of my sheet pan recipes. They are definitely one of my most used things in the kitchen because they can be used for so many things. I use them in place of parchment paper/foil so it’s nice that I can reduce the use of those items, but I also love that I can use them over and over again. They are made of food grade silicone and an encased fiber mesh that provides even heating and more uniform, non-stick performance. They’re also dishwasher safe which I love!

Where to Find these Silicone Baking Mats?

You can purchase these mats on the Dexas website, and they are now being sold in a 3 pack at Sam’s online and in store!

Why you’ll love this recipe

  • SIMPLE. I think we can all agree that we need simple (yet delicious) recipes in our hectic lives! This recipe couldn’t be any easier. Add it all to your sheet pan, pop it in the oven, and patiently wait for the deliciousness to bake away.
  • HEALTHY. This meal is simple and Healthy. A great weeknight dinner recipe that you can turn to on busy nights.
  • FAMILY FRIENDLY. My kids absolutely love this chicken and one of them is very picky so that’s saying something!! It’s a win win all around.
easy sheet pan chicken recipe with panko breadcrumbs and haricot verts



Easy Sheet Pan Pesto Parmesan Chicken

sheet pan panko chicken with green beans and lemon and dill

This Easy Sheet Pan Pesto Parmesan Chicken is the BEST weeknight dinner.  It’s minimal ingredients, full of flavor, and something the whole family will enjoy. 

  • Author: Lindsay Cola (Tippens)
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 20
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4-5 1x
  • Category: Chicken
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: Dinner


  • 1.5 lbs boneless, skinless chicken thighs, excess fat trimmed
  • 1/4 cup + 2 Tablespoons prepared basil pesto, store-bought or homemade– see below if you want to make your own!
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • Salt and Pepper
  • 2 T olive oil
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan
  • 1/2 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 12 oz haricot verts
  • Lemon and Fresh dill, as garnish, optional

Basil Pesto (If you want to make your own):

  • 3/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 cups tightly packed basil leaves
  • 5 cloves garlic
  • 3/4 cup grated parmesan
  • 1/2 cup pine nuts
  • Juice of 2 lemons
  • s + p, to taste
  • Blend everything up until smooth! Store in the fridge for up to a week!


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees and line your sheet pan with a silicone baking mat or parchment paper; set aside.
  2. Using kitchen shears, trim the excess fat off of the chicken thighs then add to a mixing bowl.
  3. Season both sides of the chicken generously with salt and pepper.  Add in the prepared pesto and toss to coat the chicken.  Add 1-2 more Tablespoons if needed.
  4. Arrange the pesto chicken onto your sheet pan.
  5. In a separate bowl, combine panko breadcrumbs, 2 T olive oil, grated Parmesan, garlic powder, 1/4 tsp salt, and 1/4 tsp pepper.  Toss to combine then spoon this mixture on top of all chicken thighs, using your hands to press into the chicken.
  6. Add your haricot verts to the sheetpan surrounding the chicken, drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
  7. Bake for 20-25 minutes, until haricot verts are cooked to your liking and chicken is fully cooked through.
  8. Finish with freshly squeezed lemon and fresh dill.
  9. Enjoy!!
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