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Stuffed Pesto Chicken

Stuffed Pesto Chicken recipe turns an ordinary chicken breast into a gourmet entree! Stuffed with feta cheese, topped with pesto and spices, this quick dinner is sure to impress!
Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Chicken, Pesto Chicken
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 732kcal
Author Echo Blickenstaff

Equipment

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 
  • With sharp knife cut a slit into chicken breasts not cutting all the way through, just creating a "pocket".
  • Stuff each "pocket" with feta cheese.
  • In small bowl combine: paprika, cumin, oregano, thyme and salt. Rub mixture over each chicken breast and set aside. 
  • Heat olive oil in cast-iron or stainless steel skillet (oven safe) over medium-high heat.
  • When oil is hot, add chicken and cook for about 3-4 minutes on each side. 
  • Spoon pesto over chicken, cover, and place in preheated oven. 
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes (chicken breast thickness vary greatly) until cooked through and no longer pink inside.
  • Remove and top with extra pesto (optional), any extra feta cheese, and cherry tomatoes. 
  • Serve with pasta or potatoes (see notes above).

Nutrition

Calories: 732kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 38g | Fat: 59g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Cholesterol: 130mg | Sodium: 2085mg | Potassium: 856mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 8905IU | Vitamin C: 8.1mg | Calcium: 430mg | Iron: 4.8mg