Welcome to a super simple summer-inspired recipe: Crispy Baked Vegan Chicken with Pesto & Green Pea Brown Rice. Vegan chicken breast, battered and breaded in a smoked paprika breading, then baked until crispy and golden. We make a quick cashew pesto sauce (you can sub any other nut or seed you prefer) to spread on the chicken as well as stir into brown rice with some sweet green peas. Serve crispy baked vegan chicken with plenty of extra pesto because you’ll want to dunk every bite in that delicious sauce! This meal is incredibly delicious, sort of healthy, and perfect for a busy weeknight dinner… and then leftovers for lunch the next day!
This is one of those recipes that is so hearty and filling (and packed with pant-based protein!) yet tastes light and summery thanks to the fresh herby basil pesto sauce.
Liv B is the recipe developer, video content creator, and photographer behind itslivb.com and the Liv B Youtube channel. She is the author of the best selling cookbook Liv B’s Vegan on a Budget and Liv B's Easy Everyday. She lives and works out of her home with her fiancé and videographer/editor Greg, and their two dogs, Willa and Hazel.