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Pesto Stuffed Chicken

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Pesto Stuffed Chicken

Course Dinner
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 285kcal


  • 2 eggs beaten
  • 1/2 cup Italian bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 6 (5 ounce) boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 6 Tablespoons shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 6 teaspoons basil pesto


  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Spray a 9×13-inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray; set aside.
  • Whisk together eggs in a small bowl; set aside. Combine bread crumbs, parmesan cheese, salt and pepper in a small bowl; set aside.
  • Using a sharp knife, cut a slit in one side of each chicken breast to create a pocket. Stuff each chicken breast with 1 Tablespoon mozzarella cheese and 1 teaspoon pesto.
  • Dip each stuffed chicken breast in egg wash, roll in crumb mixture and place in prepared pan. Spray the tops of chicken with nonstick cooking spray.
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until cooked through (or reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees F).


MFP: MFF Pesto Stuffed Chicken
March 2022


Serving: 5.7ounces | Calories: 285kcal | Carbohydrates: 7.9g | Protein: 42g | Fat: 9.5g

4 thoughts on “Pesto Stuffed Chicken

  1. Easy, tasty, and great macros!

  2. 5 stars
    SO GOOD!!! whole fam loved it!

  3. 3 stars
    I was the only one who enjoyed this meal, but the macros are great. Maybe just not for kids.

  4. 5 stars
    Easy and great macros! Husband and kids aren’t pesto fans so this turned in to meal prep for me! I thought it was great so win win!

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