Pesto Stuffed Chicken Thighs

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 40 mins

A favourite of mine for an informal dinner party. Change the basil pesto for the sun-dried tomato version for a variation!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Spread a little pesto under the skin of each chicken thigh.
  2. Heat 2 Tbsp of oil in a heavy based saucepan and sauté chicken in batches until lightly browned all over.
  3. Remove with slotted spoon and reserve whilst sautéing the remainder.
  4. Heat remaining oil in pan add onions and sauté for 3 minutes.
  5. Stir in tomatoes and tomato puree.
  6. Add basil leaves and simmer for 5 minutes.
  7. Stir in white wine and simmer for 5 minutes more.
  8. Season to taste.
  9. Lay peppers in a large ovenproof dish,pour over tomato sauce, top with chicken and sprinkle paprika over.
  10. Bake at 375°F/190°C for 25 minutes.
  11. Garnish with some more basil leaves.
  12. Pesto Sauce: Liquidise all ingredients.
Most Helpful

The tasty and delicious dish even if the contents of the saturated fat and cholesterol is slightly disturbing.So nothing for the anhedonistic enviromentalists.

Zarathusthra June 29, 2011

A wickedly delicious dish and a good way to squeeze in your daily dose of wine. Made for Alphabet Soup Tag.

gailanng August 13, 2009

Great meal! I made this for my husband and his family for valentine's day - what a hit!!! I only wish I would have taken a picture of my masterpiece!!!

lana.crowe February 22, 2007