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Pesto Stuffed Chicken

Pesto Stuffed Chicken

This stuffed chicken breast is juicy, cheesy, creamy and full of pesto flavor!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Course Main Course
Servings 4


  • 4 large chicken breasts
  • 1 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 4 oz cream cheese softened
  • 1 c roasted red peppers drained
  • ½ c prepared pesto divided
  • 1 c shredded mozzarella cheese


  • Preheat oven to 350°F and prepare a 9x13 baking dish with cooking spray.
  • Using a sharp knife, cut each chicken breast horizontally about ⅔ of the way through; season the chicken with seasoned salt and place into prepared pan.
  • Lift the top flap of one of the chicken breasts open and spread an ounce of cream cheese in the middle. Spread about 1 teaspoon of the pesto over the cream cheese. Add ¼ cup roasted red peppers and finally ¼ cup of the cheese. Repeat until all of the chicken breasts have been stuffed.
  • Close the chicken breasts and use two toothpicks to hold it shut.
  • Brush the remaining pesto on top of the chicken breasts.
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes or until the center of the chicken reaches 160°F.
  • Let the chicken sit for a few minutes, then remove the toothpicks and serve.


Keyword stuffed chicken
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