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Italian Stuffed Chicken

Italian Stuffed Chicken – chicken breasts rolled up with pesto, tomatoes, and cheese!  Then baked until crispy and delicious, a great family dinner.

I think that chicken is probably the most common proteins people use on a daily basis. It can be hard to come up with new ways to use it, so your family isn’t bored all the time. Trust me, this stuffed chicken will become a new favorite in no time.

There is just something about gooey, melty cheese. It is obviously delicious, but it is also so comforting. So when you can pair it with an easy stuffed chicken recipe you know it is going to be a good night.

italian stuffed chicken in a pan

Stuffed Chicken Breasts

Stuffed chicken breasts come across like a fancy dinner that takes a lot time. But it really isn’t! As long as you have thinly sliced chicken breasts, you really can have this dinner ready in no time. Plus you can mix up the filling with different cheese and different flavors. Use taco seasoning and salsa for a Mexican version!

What You’ll Need

  • Chicken Breasts
  • Italian Style Tomatoes
  • Pesto
  • Cheese
  • Italian Style Breadcrumbs
italian stuffed chicken on a plate

How to Make Stuffed Chicken Breasts

Be sure to scroll down to the recipe card to get the measurements and full instructions!

  1. You want to start with chicken breasts that are thinly sliced. You can either buy chicken cutlets from the store or do it yourself. If you are doing it yourself with a large chicken breast, cut it in half lengthwise, so it is butterflied open. Completely separate it into 2 pieces. Then place the chicken between pieces of plastic wrap and pound it until it is about 1/4 inch thick.
  2. Lay pounded chicken on a cutting board in front of you. Spread about 1 Tablespoon of pesto over each piece of chicken. Place cheese over the pesto and then spoon about 1 Tablespoon of the canned tomatoes in the center.
  3. Roll chicken tightly and secure with toothpicks. Take each piece of rolled chicken and coat it evenly with the breadcrumbs.
  4. Pour remaining tomatoes into the bottom of a baking dish. Arrange the chicken over the tomatoes.
  5. Spray the chicken with non-stick spray or you can drizzle with a little olive oil.
  6. Bake for 25-35 minutes, until the chicken is cooked though.
  7. Use broiler for the last 2-3 minutes, if you want your chicken to get golden brown.
  8. Remove from pan and serve immediately.
italian stuffed chicken in a pan

What To Serve With Stuffed Chicken

Because of the pesto and tomatoes this has an Italian feel. That doesn’t mean you have to serve with pasta, but Cheesy Garlic Bread would be delicious!

Storage

Any leftovers can be stored in the fridge in an airtight container for 4-5 days.

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More Easy Chicken Dinner Recipes

Yield: 4

Italian Stuffed Chicken

Italian Stuffed Chicken - chicken breasts rolled up with pesto, tomatoes, and cheese! Then baked until crispy and delicious, a great family dinner.

Italian Stuffed Chicken - chicken breasts rolled up with pesto, tomatoes, and cheese!  Then baked until crispy and delicious, a great family dinner.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 (6 oz) boneless skinless chicken breasts, pounded 1/4 inch thick
  • 1 (14 oz) can Italian style diced tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup pesto
  • 1 cup Provolone or Mozzarella cheese
  • 1 cup Italian style bread crumbs
  • Non-stick spray or olive oil

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400º F.
  2. You want to start with chicken breasts that are thinly sliced. You can either buy chicken cutlets from the store or do it yourself. If you are doing it yourself with a large chicken breast, cut it in half lengthwise, so it is butterflied open. Completely separate it into 2 pieces. Then place the chicken between pieces of plastic wrap and pound it until it is about 1/4 inch thick.
  3. Lay pounded chicken on a cutting board in front of you. Spread about 1 Tablespoon of pesto over each piece of chicken. Place cheese over the pesto and then spoon about 1 Tablespoon of the canned tomatoes in the center.
  4. Roll chicken tightly and secure with toothpicks. Take each piece of rolled chicken and coat it evenly with the breadcrumbs.
  5. Pour remaining tomatoes into the bottom of a baking dish. Arrange the chicken over the tomatoes.
  6. Spray the chicken with non-stick spray or you can drizzle with a little olive oil.
  7. Bake for 25-35 minutes, until the chicken is cooked though.
  8. Use broiler for the last 2-3 minutes, if you want your chicken to get golden brown.
  9. Remove from pan and serve immediately.

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Nutrition Information

Yield

4

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 402Saturated Fat 6gCholesterol 93mgSodium 922mgCarbohydrates 22gFiber 1gSugar 2gProtein 36g

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Catalina

Friday 10th of February 2023

This will be for sure our new favorite chicken dish! Looks amazing!

Sandra

Friday 10th of February 2023

This is seriously amazing!! My family loved every bit of it!!

E

Friday 10th of February 2023

Stuffed chicken? So good, everyone loved it!

Beth

Thursday 9th of February 2023

This is one of the best chicken recipes I've ever made. I just made this a couple of nights ago, and we finished it all. SO GOOD.

Varun sharma

Wednesday 27th of May 2020

Loving the sound of this! Chicken.

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