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Pesto Tomato And Mozzarella Stuffed Chicken Breasts

Ingredients

  • 4 chicken breasts
  • 8 tablespoons pesto
  • 8 slices tomato
  • 1 cup grated mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup fresh spinach
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • salt and pepper
  • Pesto Yogurt Dipping Sauce
  • 1/2 cup greek yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons pesto

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Cut chicken breasts horizontally but do not cut all the way through. Open up. (see photo above)
  3. Spread entire opens surface of chicken with 2 tablespoons pesto.
  4. Add 2 sliced tomatoes to half of the chicken.
  5. Top with 1/4 cup of grated mozzarella and a few spinach leaves.
  6. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and drizzle on a bit of olive oil.
  7. Heat oven proof skillet over medium high heat. Add 1 tablespoon of olive oil.
  8. When olive oil is sizzling carefully add chicken.
  9. Sear on each side for 2-3 minutes using tongs to turn.
  10. Finish baking in oven for about 8 minutes or until meat thermometer reads 165 degrees.
  11. For a dipping sauce: Combine yogurt and pesto and serve over the chicken or on the side.

Recipe Notes

  • I used store bought Pesto. Love Costco brand.
  • Sear on both sides and finish baking in the oven in the same skillet or move to a foil covered baking sheet.
  • Serve with an easy pesto/yogurt dipping sauce if desired.

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