Cheesy Pesto Stuffed Chicken

How’s the weather where you are? Here in Texas it is HOT! Now, I know that it’s normal for Texas to be hot, but newly living here just makes it more of a reality. If it’s this hot in May, I’m a tad worried about how I’m going to like July or August weather! Don’t spend too much extra time in the kitchen by whipping up this surprisingly easy recipe of Cheesy Pesto Stuffed Chicken. Looks and taste gourmet, but is actually really simple!
Cheesy Pesto Stuffed Chicken / Busy Mom's Helper
Are you a pesto-lover? I am! I didn’t use to be, though. I remember in high school a friend had an obsession with pesto crepes, and I just couldn’t stand it. For some reason I decided to try one at a local restaurant once last year, and instantly fell in love with my use-to-be-enemy. Delicioso! (imagine the voice from Dora the Explorer there)
This recipe was another that was really difficult in my tiny, basically counter-less kitchen. Not a difficult recipe for the normal household, but in this tiny apartment it was a struggle. That said, it was SOOOO worth it! This chicken turned out so flavorful, with the perfect blend of crispy coating and creamy center. Ah, now I’m craving it again!
6 Chicken tenders, boneless, skinless,
1/2 cup Pesto
1 Tbsp. Lemon juice
1/2 cup Sour cream
1/2 cup Mozzarella, shredded

6 Eggs

3/4 cup Parmesan cheese, shredded
3/4 cup Flour
Black pepper, to taste
Preheat oven to 375 Degrees.
If your tenders are already pretty thin, skip this step. If not, use a meat tenderizer to pound them thinner. I didn’t do that to mine, and they rolled just great. Of course, they probably would have looked better if I had made them more thin, but taste is taste!
Mix the pesto, lemon juice, sour cream, and mozzarella in a bowl. Spread evenly over each chicken breast, avoid the last little bit of the end. This will help it not be so messy on the edges!
Roll each breast up. I used toothpicks to keep them together, highly advised!
Put the eggs in one bowl, and mix the Parmesan cheese, flour and pepper in the other. Dip each chicken roll-up in the egg, then the Parmesan-flour mixture.
Place the chicken rolls into a sprayed baking pan, and bake for about 30 minutes, or until cooked through.

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46 Responses to “Cheesy Pesto Stuffed Chicken”

    • Thanks, Lisa! Ya, pesto is just so good…I have no idea why I didn’t like it for so many years…weird! Hope your week has been fantastic!

  • This sounds delicious! I am always looking for new chicken recipes:) I can’t wait to try this!

    • Thanks so much for stopping by, Shannon! I totally understand – I love finding new recipes for chicken (we’re not a huge beef family). Let me know what you think if you get a chance to try it 😀 Have a wonderful week!

  • This chicken sounds delicious!!!! I love pesto, and love using it with chicken recipes, this looks wonderful!

    • Thanks Maria! It does really blend nicely with chicken, huh? Hope the rest of your week is just grand!

  • Hey Danielle! This looks like such a dinner winner! I must try! Thanks for sharing this, I’m pinning now to make soon!

    Jen @

    • Awww, that’s so sweet of you Jen! Let me know what you think after trying it…love hearing feedback! 😀 I hope you have a great rest of the week!

  • I love pesto so this sounds fantastic! Can’t wait to try it.

    *visiting from Tempt My Tummy Tuesdays*

    • I will absolutely be linking up tonight, Cathy – LOVE that party! I’ll see ya then 😀

    • Thanks for the invite! I’ll be emailing that to ya tonight 😀 Hope your week has been fantastic!

  • This sounds wonderful! I am loving the flavors – especially the pesto. 🙂 Found you over at Lil Luna Link Party!

    • Thanks so much for coming by, Jess! Ya, the flavors blend so nicely with this…and the textures, too! I hope you have a wonderful rest of the week!

    • Aw, thanks Kristin!!! I hope your week has been just fantastic 😀

    • Thanks so much for the invite, Leslie! I got all linked up 🙂 I shared this post, plus my Coco-Orange Smoothie and Caramel Banana French Toast…hope that’s okay! I made sure to add the party to my list so I can be sure to be a regular. Hope you have a great week!

    • FANTASTIC! Thanks so much for coming by, Marilyn. Hope your weekend is marvelous!

    • Aw, thanks so much Emily! LOVE that round-up, so much fun, and fantastic ideas for father’s day!!!

  • These look delicious! I just bought a huge tub of pesto from costco and froze half of it and have been looking for recipes to use up the rest! Definitely trying these for supper tomorrow!

    • Perfect, then! I do that, too – buy it in bulk and freeze it (when I don’t make it). It’s just so much cheaper at Costco in the big packs than those small ones at the usual grocery stores. Let me know if you were able to give this a try, and how you all liked it! Hope you have a wonderful Memorial Weekend!

  • This has some of my favorite ingredients! Pinned this and can’t wait to try it 🙂

    • Ooooh, perfect then, Jamie! So which ingredients are your favorite? Pesto?

  • Looks so yummy! I love Pesto, but can’t seem to get my kids on board with me…maybe someday. Thanks so much for linking up at the Real Family Fun link party! Hope to see you next week.

    • Maybe they’ll be like me and decide they love it when their older! 😀

    • Thanks so much Carrie! 😀 Hope your having a wonderful Memorial Weekend!!!

  • Love pesto, love cheese, love the recipe! Pinned to make soon 🙂

    • Lol ya, sounds like this recipe is PERFECT for you!!! 😀 Thanks so much for visiting, and have a fantastic Memorial Weekend!

  • Oh God!!! This looks too good!! You know, I was just like you, I didn’t use to like pesto, but since a friend gave me to try some of her mom I got addict to it!!! This goes to my board Pinning!!! and to my Most try list!!! Thanks so much for sharing this at Bewitch Me & Titi! Hope to have you back next Sunday with more awesome shares!

    Hope you are having a lovely Sunday

    Cami @ TitiCrafty by Camila

    • That’s fantastic – glad I’m not the only one who changed her mind 😀 I’m working on making my own pesto soon, because the store stuff is so expensive!

      Thank you so much for visiting, and for all the time you put into hosting the party every week. It’s wonderful!

      Hope your having a splendid Memorial Weekend!

  • This sounds like a perfect weeknight meal! Thank you so much for linking up with me this week at Tasty Tuesdays! I’ve pinned this & shared it with my followers!

    • Oh it DEFINITELY is perfect for a busy weeknight. If I can make a meal before my hubby gets home, with the kids yelling and playing, then it has to be great and simple 😀

  • We just loved your post and your blog and we’re so glad to have you join us at our One Sharendipity Place Link-up Party this past weekend!! It has been so much fun finding your site and others like yours out there!! We hope you’ll join us again this weekend!!
    Thanks again & God bless,
    Sue @

    • Thank you so much, Sue! You ladies are always so very sweet, and I certainly appreciate each and every one of you! I hope you have a wonderful week 🙂

  • Love this so much! Thanks for linking it up at my “Best Of The Weekend” party. It will be included in my “Fabulous Features” which should post in a couple of hours. 🙂
    xoxo, Claire

    • I saw that feature and it TOTALLY made my day – such a delight being featured at one of my favorite parties!!! I hope your weekend was fabulous, and this coming week is even better 😀

  • Yum! this looks delicious! Thank you so much for linking up. Hope to see more from you on my next linky party.

    • Thanks so much, Rita! LOVING the links at the party (as always, of course). Hope you have a fantastic week!

    • Thank you so much for the invite, April! I linked up this, and my cake mix rolls 🙂 I marked it down to be a regular visitor. Hope you have a wonderful week!

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