Chicken Breasts Stuffed with Pesto Butter

Chicken Breasts Stuffed With Pesto Butter Recipe

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chicken breasts, halved, boneless and skinless
1/2 c
fresh basil leaves
1/4 c
grated parmesan cheese
minced garlic clove
1/2 c
butter, room temperature
2/3 c
flour seasoned with salt and pepper
egg, well beaten
3/4 c
fine bread crumbs
2 Tbsp
2 Tbsp
olive oil

How to Make Chicken Breasts Stuffed with Pesto Butter


  • 1Flatten chicken breasts to 1/8" thickness.
  • 2In a food processor or blender, combine basil, cheese and garlic.
  • 3Mix until a thick paste is formed.
  • 4Add 1/2 cup of butter and blend.
  • 5On a piece of waxed paper or plastic wrap, shape into a 3" square.
  • 6Chill until firm. (To quick chill, place in freezer for 10-20 minutes).
  • 7Slice chilled square into sticks, approximately 1/2-inch wide and three inches long.
  • 8Lay out the flattened chicken breasts.
  • 9Place a stick of pesto butter on the larger side of the meat.
  • 10Fold the remaining side over the butter, then fold under the two ends.
  • 11Press meat together on all sides to securely enclose butter.
  • 12Using 3 separate plates, place the seasoned flour in one, beaten egg in another and bread crumbs in the third.
  • 13Dredge rolled chicken breast in flour and shake off excess.
  • 14Dip into egg, then roll in bread crumbs.
  • 15Firmly pat bread crumbs onto chicken.
  • 16Refrigerate chicken rolls for at least 1 hour to allow breadcrumbs to adhere.
  • 17At this point chicken rolls may be frozen.
  • 18Wrap each chicken roll in plastic wrap, and place in freezer bags.
  • 19Serving day instructions: Unwrap chicken rolls and put on plate in refrigerator and thaw completely.
  • 20In large saute pan, heat 2 tablespoons of butter and olive oil on medium-medium high.
  • 21Saute chicken for about 10-15 minutes, turning chicken until golden brown on all sides.
  • 22Place in a lightly greased baking dish and bake in a pre-heated 350 degree oven for approximately 40-45 minutes, or until meat is white all the way through. (Be careful not to overbake).

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About Chicken Breasts Stuffed with Pesto Butter

Course/Dish: Chicken
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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