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Parchment Packet Ricotta & Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto Chicken

Serves: 4

Prep: 15 minutes

Bake: 40 minutes


  • 1 can (15.5 ounces) reduced sodium cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 cups chopped kale
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • ¼ tsp. ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup part-skim ricotta cheese
  • ¼ cup sun-dried tomato pesto
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (about 6 ounces each)
  • ½ tsp. crushed red pepper (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 375°. In medium bowl, toss beans, kale, salt and black pepper. In small bowl, stir cheese and pesto.
  2. Cut 4 (18 x 12-inch) sheets parchment paper. Place 1 parchment sheet lengthwise on work surface; on right side of sheet, layer 1/4 of the bean mixture and 1 chicken breast. Spread chicken with 1/4 of the cheese mixture; sprinkle with crushed red pepper, if desired. Fold left side of parchment sheet over chicken and bean mixture; fold edges several times to seal tightly. Repeat to make 3 more packets.
  3. Place packets on rimmed baking pan; bake 40 minutes or until internal temperature of chicken reaches 165°. With kitchen shears, cut an “X” in top of packets, then carefully pull back parchment to let steam escape.

Chef Tip: Serve packets with zucchini spirals.


Looking for a quick and easy dinner that’s bursting with flavor? This recipe contains juicy chicken, creamy ricotta, and a punch of tangy sun-dried tomato pesto that’s sure to become a new favorite. Plus, cooking it in parchment paper makes for easy cleanup and adds a touch of elegance to your presentation.