Grilled Pesto Stuffed Chicken Thighs

READY IN: 50mins
Recipe by threeovens

An economical, yet tasty meal. Chicken thighs are flavored with pesto, grilled and then served on Italian bread. For the pesto, I use my favorite, Basil Pesto.

Top Review by IngridH

These were really tasty, and easy to prepare. I had a small problem with flame-ups on the grill, but once I moved to indirect heat, the problem went away. The bread was yummy, I loved how it picked up some of the flavor from the chicken juices, as well as the garlicy flavor from the oil. I cut this in half, and found that for my family, I piece of chicken is enough ofr a meal. I think next time I would make this with boneless thighs, but that's just personal preference, not a reflection on the recipe. Thanks for posting such a great summertime recipe!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat the grill.
  2. Loosen skin from thighs to form a pocket; stuff with pesto.
  3. Season chicken with salt and pepper.
  4. Grill the chicken, turning once, until cooked through, about 35 minutes.
  5. Meanwhile, mash garlic with 1/8 teaspoon salt to form a paste; stir in 1 tablespoon olive oil and brush on bread slices.
  6. Toast bread on grill.
  7. Serve chicken on bread, garlic side up.

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