Pesto Stuffed Baked Chicken Recipe

  • Ready in: 45 minutes
  • Prep time: 20 minutes
  • Chill/Cook time: 25 minutes
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  • Servings: Makes 6 servings. Or 4 servings and 2 leftover servings.

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ingredients

cooking methods

  • Bake

directions

  1. In medium microwave-safe bowl, combine Dried Tomato & Garlic Pesto Mix, water and oil. Microwave on HIGH 1 minute. Let stand 5 minutes. Stir in Parmesan cheese, if desired.
  2. Cut a 3-inch slit along one side of each chicken breast, creating a pocket. Season with salt and pepper as desired. Add cheese and bread crumbs to cooled pesto; salt and pepper as desired. Stuff chicken with mixture. Place in a greased 13x9-inch baking dish.
  3. Preheat oven to 400°F. In small bowl, combine butter and Garlic Garlic™ Seasoning; pour over chicken. Bake until internal temperature of chicken reaches 165°F on an instant-read food thermometer, about 25 minutes.

Makes 6 servings. Or 4 servings + 2 leftover servings.

Serve with Green Bean & Bacon Salad.

Make Ahead & Freeze: Prepare through step 2. Wrap each breast in plastic wrap and place in a gallon freezer bag. Seal well, label and freeze. Thaw completely. Continue with step 3, placing chicken in a greased 13x9-inch baking dish.

For remix Pesto Chicken Wraps recipe: Place 2 leftover chicken breasts in a storage container. Refrigerate up to 2 days.

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best recipe ever! If you want to impress company with a real amazing meal - this would be the one! Phenomenal!
Date published: 2017-08-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Yum-o This was excellent. I used parmesan reggiano cheese instead of the mozzarella because I needed to use it up. Will definitely make it again. Had a side salad and used the drippings from the chicken as the salad dressing. Yum!
Date published: 2017-06-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fancy dinner that's easy to make! I have made this twice now and had raving reviews. Hardest part of the recipe is making a pocket in the chicken. This is definitely staying in dinner rotation at my house!
Date published: 2017-06-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Yummy chicken! This even got thumbs up from the in laws! I cut my chicken breasts in half and then cut the slit in them because I was afraid they wouldn't cook through otherwise. They came out perfect! This one will be one the table again!
Date published: 2017-04-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Better than eating at olive Garden This recipe is quick, easy, and oh so delicious. My kids said it was better than going to Olive garden and I liked it as it was so cheap to make!
Date published: 2017-03-21
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