Cheesy Pesto Stuffed Chicken

Cheesy Pesto Stuffed Chicken / Busy Mom's Helper
Adapted from Kalyn’s Kitchen
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!
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! (image 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!
Ingredients
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
Directions
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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Danielle is the crazy momma of 4 behind Busy Mom's Helper, where she shares all her adventues. Married to her best friend & fellow nerd. Totally addicted to Dr. Pepper and chocolate. Staying home with the kiddos keeps her busy, but she loves squeezing in time to create through the ups & downs of life . Now, if she could just figure out how to eat a candy bar without having to share, life would be even more fabulous! Be sure to join the fun at BusyMomsHelper.com

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Comments

    • says

      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 :D Have a wonderful week!

  1. says

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

    Best,
    Jen @ YummyHealthyEasy.com

    • says

      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!

  2. says

    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!

    • says

      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!

  3. says

    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.
    KC

  4. says

    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

    Hugs
    Cami @ TitiCrafty by Camila

    • says

      That’s fantastic – glad I’m not the only one who changed her mind :D 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!

  5. says

    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!

    • says

      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 :D

  6. says

    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 @ thet2women.com

    • says

      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 :D

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