Chicken Stuffed with Pesto, Ham and Cheese

Who said chicken was boring?  Stuffed with bright pesto, salty and creamy cheese and ham – this chicken is anything but boring.  Makes 4 servings.  All you need is a side of green (perhaps beans) and you’ve got dinner.

What you’ll need:

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 4 thick slices of smoked ham
  • 2 ounces fontina cheese, grated (about 1/2 cup)
  • 4 tablespoons bottled basil pesto
  • 1/2 cup seasoned bread crumbs
  • 4 teaspoons olive oil

What you’ll do:

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  • Butterfly each chicken breast by slicing it thinly open like a book (be careful not to slice completely through both sides).
  • Distribute the ham, cheese and pesto evenly among one side of each chicken breast.
  • Fold the empty sides over to cover the filling.  Secure with toothpicks.
  • Dredge each chicken breast carefully into a bowl of breadcrumbs to coat the outside.
  • Place on a baking sheet covered with aluminum foil and coated with cooking spray.
  • Lightly drizzle the olive oil evening over the chicken.
  • Bake for 20 minutes.

Recipe and image from Can you stay for dinner? 

So what are you waiting for…Get dinner on the table!


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