The hard part of making this elegant dish is choosing the filling. Making a pocket in the chicken breast to hold the stuffing is easy, particularly if you use a good, sharp, thin-bladed knife. Browning the chicken in a skillet before baking gives it a beautiful golden color. Finishing it in the oven ensures that it cooks evenly throughout.
"I really enjoyed the goat cheese filling, and the previous reviewers are right-- the chicken turns out moist and tender. I used bread crumbs made from my favorite ancient grains bread, but next time I'll use white bread crumbs to get a...
16 Reviews for Cream Cheese-&-Pesto-Stuffed Chicken Breasts
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I've made with basil pesto and cream cheese three times; have added it to my standard chicken rotation. I use panko for more crunch and also add garlic, a dash of black pepper, and a dash of cayenne to the breading mix. Sooo, yummy! This is a requested favorite already.
Also made up one with leftover hot italian sausage and cream cheese with a mix of parmesan and panko on top. My hubby loved that!
I have made this a few times including the stuffed ham and cheese version. I absolutely love both! I will admit the ham and cheese won me over more, but my boyfriend and I have been trying to put some new twists on our chicken dishes and he adores this recipe!!! 5 stars!!!!
I made this using the goat cheese & olive filling, and I added about 4 sun dried tomatoes (not in oil, diced), a little fresh garlic (1 clove finely minced), and 1/2 tsp. dried Italian seasoning...WOW!!! I thought the cream cheese & pesto was great, but the goat cheese/olive/sun dried tomato filling was to die for!! This ROCKS!! I can't wait to try the ham & cheese, too!!!
This recipe is in my regular rotation. It's quick to prepare with minimal effort and yields fabulous results! Fits perfectly into our healthy diet...my husband doesn't feel like he's eating healthier with dishes like this! All of the fillings are great. I do use panko instead of bread crumbs (hubby prefers it). Otherwise, I make it right to the letter. You won't be sorry you tried this one!
Easy to prepare, great tasting, low cal, cholesterol, fat & carb.