Pesto Chicken Breast

February 18, 2015
3 Ratings
  • Serves 4
Author Notes

I first make home made pesto then stuff the chicken breast, dip in egg then panko, brown and bake in the oven...Delicious! —Claire

What You'll Need
  • Pesto
  • 1 bunch Fresh Basil
  • 2 Cloves of Garlic
  • 1/4 cup Freshly Grated Parmesan Cheese
  • 1/2 Lemon, Squeezed
  • 4 tablespoons Extra Virgin Oilive Oil
  • 1/2 cup Pine Nuts
  • 1 pinch Sea Salt
  • Pesto Stuffed Chicken Breast
  • 4 Large Chicken Breasts
  • 3 Beaten Eggs
  • 1 cup Plain Panko
  • 4 tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  1. Pesto
  2. Finely chop the rinsed and dried basil, garlic, grate the cheese and squeeze the lemon and add olive oil to food processor, add salt, chop and blend. Set aside or freeze in freezer bag flat for another day.
  1. Pesto Stuffed Chicken Breast
  2. Pat dry the chicken breasts, using a sharp long knife, make a hole through the middle of the breast lengthways push the Pesto into the chicken both ends.
  3. Add 2 table spoons of evoo to an oven proof skillet on medium high till sizzling then add one teaspoon of pesto the skillet, be careful not to burn.
  4. Dip the chicken into the egg mixture
  5. Roll the chicken into the Panko
  6. Transfer to the oven proof skillet and sear till golden and all sides...just a minute or so on each side then transfer to oven. Large chicken breast should take about 40 minutes in a 375 pre heated gas oven.

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3 Reviews

Beth L. April 20, 2021
Even my kids liked it! Used already prepared pesto. Super fast and easy.
Marcelline Y. October 16, 2019
OMG. It was the best! I will be making this often.
Terry February 18, 2015
Tasted great! Easy to make too! Definitely make it again!