Indulge in the flavors of our mouth-watering Pesto-Stuffed Chicken Breasts. This recipe combines succulent chicken breasts with the richness of pesto, creating a dish that’s both elegant and comforting.
Pesto-Stuffed Chicken Breasts
- 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
- 1 cup basil pesto
- 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
- Make a horizontal slit in each chicken breast to create a pocket without cutting through.
- Season the inside of each pocket with salt and pepper.
- Stuff each pocket with a generous spoonful of pesto and a sprinkle of mozzarella cheese.
- Secure the openings with toothpicks to keep the stuffing in place.
- In an oven-safe skillet, heat olive oil over medium-high heat.
- Sear the chicken breasts on each side until golden brown.
- Transfer the skillet to the preheated oven and bake for 20-25 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through.
- Remove toothpicks before serving. Enjoy your Pesto-Stuffed Chicken Breasts!
Total Time: 40 minutes
Yield: 4 servings
Nutritional Information: Calories per serving – 350kcal, Protein – 28g, Carbohydrates – 3g, Fat – 25g