Garlic & Pesto Chicken

After a long day at work and an hour or so at the gym, the last thing I want to do when I get home is spend hours in the kitchen preparing a meal! This super easy Garlic & Pesto Chicken recipe is perfect for busy bees, giving you enough time to carry on with other tasks as it cooks away in its garlic-y goodness.


Ingredients (Serves Two)

1 Pack of Chicken Thighs and Drumsticks

1 Courgette

A Handful of Mushrooms

3-5 Garlic Cloves

2 Tbsp Green Pesto



Olive Oil




eat_wear_wander_vegetables4Slice the courgette length-wise, chop the mushrooms and peel the garlic cloves. Layer the courgette and mushrooms in an oven-safe dish and evenly distribute the cloves of garlic.

eat_wear_wander_pestoIn a small bowl, mix the two tablespoons of green pesto with one tablespoon of olive oil.

eat_wear_wander_chickenPlace the chicken thighs and drumsticks on top of the vegetables and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Layer on the green pesto and olive oil mixture, making sure that all of the chicken is covered. Drizzle some more olive oil all around the dish.

eat_wear_wander_garlicpestochicken2Place the dish in a pre-heated oven at 200ΒΊC and cook for 45-50 minutes or until the chicken has turned brown and looks slightly crispy. I served mine with side of whole wheat fusilli pasta (my favourite!) but a nice big salad is a great low-carb alternative.

And there you go; a ten minute prep with around an hour of cooking (by itself). Easy peasy!


  • Ema Jones

    I’m adding Mediterranean herbs to this chicken πŸ™‚

    • Go for it! This recipe is so easy to tailor to your taste πŸ™‚ x

      • Ema Jones

        Yeah, taste enhances when you exchange ideas. Happy cooking <3 <3