Pesto Stuffed Chicken Breasts

Recipe by Jessica Costello

Very simple meal, just add some veggies on the side, or a spinach salad with yummy breadsticks. Not as much work as you would think.

Top Review by mamarocks

Very time consuming pounding these breast,and the basil left a sweet taste akin to anise ,i dont like a sweet or licorice taste on chicken,im sorry,these went in the garbage,

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven 350°F.
  2. Lightly grease 9x13-inch baking dish.
  3. Place 1 chicken breast in ziplock freezer bag.
  4. Pound chicken breast with mallet (or soup can, or rolling pin) until chicken breast is 3/4-inch thick.
  5. Repeat with other 5 breasts.
  6. In large mixing bowl toss stuffing mix, olive oil, Parmesan cheese, garlic and basil. Add stock and toss mix until well combined and moistened.
  7. Take 1 chicken breast and spread stuffing mixture on one side.
  8. Roll breast until both ends meet.
  9. Place breast seam side down in baking dish.
  10. Repeat with other chicken breasts.
  11. Pour pesto salad dressing over chicken breasts.
  12. Cover pan with foil and bake for 20 minutes.
  13. Remove foil and top with mozzarella.
  14. Bake 15 more minutes.
  15. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.

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