Pesto-Mozzarella Stuffed Chicken Breasts

Total Time
45mins
Prep
30 mins
Cook
15 mins

A flavorful, satisfying meal. My family can't get enough of this and guests rave and ask for the recipe. It is so simple to throw together for a last minute cook out. These are all ingredients I keep on hand.

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Ingredients

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Directions

  1. Pre-heat grill to high heat.
  2. Oil grill with light coat of oil (for charcoal oil before heating).
  3. Rinse chicken;pat dry.
  4. With sharp knife, cut a pocket deep lengthwise into the edge of each chicken breast. be careful not to cut all the way through.
  5. Season chicken with pepper.
  6. Spread 1 tablespoon pesto into each pocket.
  7. Fill each pocket with 1/4 of mozzarella balls and 1/4 of the red pepper slices.
  8. Spread remaining pesto over outside of chicken breasts to give it a light, even coating.
  9. Lay chicken on oil grill. Close lid.
  10. Cook until browned on bottom (about 7 minutes).
  11. Turn and continue cooking until browned on other side and no longer pink in center; about 7 minutes longer (carefully cut to test).
  12. Serve hot with some crusty bread, a tossed green salad, and fresh fruit.