Pesto and Mozzarella Stuffed Chicken Breasts

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April 9, 2021
Carole Jones
 
I achieved a big life accomplishment last night.  Even though my house was full of Halloween candy, not a single piece entered my chocolate loving mouth.  You see, it is my annual tradition to raid the massive amounts of my children’s candy after they are all sound asleep in their beds.  What good parent doesn’t steal Halloween candy from their kids?
 
This year however, since my daughter’s wedding is just a few days after Christmas, I will definitely be eating as I should all through the holidays.  Usually, I consider Halloween through New Years a nutritional-rules-don’t-apply 2 months of my life.  Aaahhhhh….it truly is the most wonderful time of the year!
Pesto and Mozzarella stuffed chicken
 
Instead of indulging in too many Twix, Kit Kat, Butterfinger, Snickers, Reeses, Peanut M&M’s, and……wait….uh.  What were we talking about?  I think I might have fallen into a chocolate deprived coma for a moment there.
 
Back to where we were….indulging in something that isn’t chocolate.  Yes, these stuffed chicken breasts were superb and a bit of an indulgence, but nothing too crazy since they are baked.  Cheesy, juicy and the pesto gave them a great flavor.  Be sure you don’t waste the pan sauce that forms and pour it over each chicken breasts before serving.  You’re welcome 🙂
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Pesto and Mozzarella Stuffed Chicken Breasts

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Ingredients

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  • 6 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (about 4 pounds)
  • 1/2 C prepared basil pesto
  • 1/2 C low fat sour cream
  • 3/4 C shredded mozzarella cheese
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 eggs, beaten with a dash of milk
  • 1/3 C parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 C bread crumbs or almond flour for low carb/gluten free

Instructions

1.  Preheat the oven to 375 degrees and lightly grease a large glass casserole dish.  Slice the chicken in half and pound flat.  (See how to do this easily on this previous recipe).  Season the chicken well with salt and pepper on both sides.
2.  In a small bowl, mix together the pesto, sour cream, and cheese.  Spread the mixture on the inside of each cut breast, then roll them up.  No need to use toothpicks!  Dip the breast in the eggs, then roll them in the bread crumbs until the outside is coated.  Place the chicken, seam side down, in the pan.
3.  Bake for 35 minutes, or until the chicken is firm and lightly browned.  Use the juices from the pan to spoon over each chicken breast when serving!

  • Author: Carole

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 chicken breast
  • Calories: 535
  • Sugar: 0g
  • Sodium: 520mg
  • Fat: 23g
  • Saturated Fat: 18g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 1g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 10g
  • Fiber: 0g
  • Protein: 75g
  • Cholesterol: 80mg

Carole Jones

Carole Jones is an Arizona-based cookbook author & food blogger. She's authored The 30 Minute Cooking From Frozen Cookbook and the self-published Take 5: Chicken e-cookbook. For the past 15 years, Carole has shared her culinary adventures cooking and baking for her six brutally honest children here on My Kitchen Escapades. Hot, crusty bread is Carole's love language, but her two adorable grandchildren are a close second. Yes, second. Don't judge.

2 comments

Meredith Davis
11 years ago

Yum, this is just the type of recipe I need for this weekend! Can’t wait to make it.

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9 years ago

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