Chicken and Cherry Tomato Parcels with Pesto and Mozzarella

A succlent all-in-one chicken recipe from Bacofoil®. A tasty and light recipe that’s simple to create, this dish encompasses classic Italian flavours that will be a hit with the whole family. The individual parcels make it easy to portion up and best of all, you keep all the flavours sealed in with minimal clean up afterwards.

Cook Time

45 mins




4 chicken breast fillets, skinless and boneless

200g cherry tomatoes or baby plum tomatoes

4 heaped tsp fresh pesto

4 handfuls fresh spinach, washed

1 ball mozzarella cheese, diced

Handful fresh basil leaves

Ground black pepper

Crusty bread and green salad to serve


Preheat the oven to 170ºC fan/190ºC conventional/gas mark 5

Take four large pieces of Bacofoil® Non-Stick Kitchen Foil and place it dull side up onto a baking sheet

Place a handful of spinach onto the dull side of each piece of foil, then add a chicken breast. Spread a teaspoonful of pesto over each breast, and divide the cherry tomatoes between the parcels

Fold each piece of foil into a loose parcel, scrunching the ends together, and allow plenty of room for the steam to cook the ingredients. Then, place the foil parcels onto a baking tray and cook in the oven for 20 minutes

Once cooked, very carefully open the parcels slightly, taking care as steam will escape, and check the chicken is almost cooked

Scatter over the mozzarella and return to the oven for a further 5-10 minutes, leaving the parcels open until the chicken is thoroughly cooked and the cheese is melted

Remove from the oven and scatter over the basil leaves and a little black pepper, then serve with crusty bread and a side salad