Tasty Pesto and Mozzarella Stuffed Chicken
Create a mouthwatering dish that will leave your guests craving for more – our Tasty Pesto and Mozzarella Stuffed Chicken is a delightful combination of flavors and textures. This recipe takes chicken breasts to a whole new level with a savory pesto and gooey mozzarella cheese stuffing. Whether you’re planning a special dinner or simply want to elevate your weeknight meals, this dish is sure to impress.
- 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
- 1/2 cup pesto sauce
- 1 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
- Cut a pocket into each chicken breast by slicing horizontally through the thickest part of the meat. Be careful not to cut all the way through.
- Season the inside of each chicken breast with salt and pepper.
- Spoon a generous amount of pesto sauce into each pocket.
- Stuff each chicken breast with mozzarella cheese.
- Heat olive oil in an ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat.
- Sear the stuffed chicken breasts for 2-3 minutes on each side until they are golden brown.
- Transfer the skillet to the preheated oven and bake for 20-25 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through and the cheese is bubbly and golden.
- Remove from the oven and let it rest for a few minutes before serving.
- Slice and serve your Tasty Pesto and Mozzarella Stuffed Chicken hot.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Indulge in the rich, creamy goodness of our Tasty Pesto and Mozzarella Stuffed Chicken. Each bite is a burst of flavors, from the aromatic pesto to the oozing mozzarella cheese. This dish is perfect for a romantic dinner or a family meal that everyone will savor. Serve it with a side of salad or your favorite vegetables for a complete and delicious meal.
Nutrition Information (per serving): Calories: 320, Carbohydrates: 2g, Protein: 36g, Fat: 18g, Saturated Fat: 6g, Cholesterol: 105mg, Sodium: 450mg.
In conclusion, our Tasty Pesto and Mozzarella Stuffed Chicken is a culinary masterpiece that elevates the humble chicken breast into a gourmet delight. The combination of pesto and mozzarella creates a harmony of flavors that will leave your taste buds dancing. Whether you’re cooking for a special occasion or just want to treat yourself to something special, this recipe is a winner. Give it a try, and watch your guests marvel at your culinary skills!