walnut pesto stuffed chicken

Hey, Happy Friday!

It’s been a while since I’ve sent you a tasty recipe and I think this Walnut Pesto Stuffed Chicken is a great one.

Let’s take a closer look…

Makes: 2 servings

Prep Time: 8 minutes

Cook Time: 30-35 minutes


2 large Skinless, Boneless Chicken Breast, trimmed

1/3 cup Walnuts, chopped

4 oz Fresh Basil Leaves

2 Cloves Garlic

2 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil

1 tsp Dried Rosemary Leaves

Sea Salt and Black Pepper


Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  Prepare a baking sheet with non-stick aluminum foil.

Using a small food processor, blend together the walnuts, basil, oil and garlic until a chunky paste.

Carefully butterfly cut each chicken breast (make a slit through the meat and fold open like a book).  Cover with a saran wrap and beat with a heavy object until the chicken breast is somewhat flattened.

Put a tablespoon of pesto in each chicken breast, lining it along the ‘seam’ and then rolling over the top part like a flap.  Make sure the chicken seals over the pesto and there’s none poking out.

Season the chicken well, sprinkle over the rosemary and bake for 30-35 minutes.

Nutrition Facts:  I don’t have any information for you, but everything going into this recipe is natural and great tasting.  The chicken provides a high quality protein and the walnuts and olive oil are some healthy fats.  Put together with your favorite starch and veggies and you’ve got a complete meal.

Alright, I hope you get a chance to cook this one soon.  Let me know what you think.

Source: ThingsMyBellyLikes.com

Walnut Pesto Stuffed Chicken

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