Cream Cheese-&-Pesto-Stuffed Chicken Breasts

Winter 2004, The Essential EatingWell Cookbook (2004)

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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...
Cream Cheese-&-Pesto-Stuffed Chicken Breasts

18 Reviews for Cream Cheese-&-Pesto-Stuffed Chicken Breasts

Delicious, tender, flavorful.

My husband really enjoyed this. The chicken was tender and juicy and the filling very flavorful (pesto and cream cheese). I pounded the chicken a little and cooked in the oven for 15 mins.

Delicious and Easy to Make

This is such an easy yet delicious recipe! I'm a HORRIBLE cook who has never really used an oven before, besides to cook a ready made pizza. But, this hardly took any time and was absolutely amazing! I chose to use pesto with goat cheese simply because that was all that I had at home. By the time this baby was out of the oven, everyone was wondering what it was that smelled so heavenly!

Makes a great impression!

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!

Tastes great, looks beautiful when served
Great recipe!

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!!!!

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Moist, favorful, filling.

moist, easy to prepare,easy to cook, short cook time. no many ingrediants
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