If you’re looking for a good dinner recipe to try out, this is the one! Pesto Chicken wrapped into little bundles — mmmmm mmmm delicious!
I’ve made this chicken recipe for years! I found it a long time ago and made it for a big event for the women at church. It was a hit. People asked for the recipe. Every time I make it I wonder why I don’t make it more often.
You can either make pockets in the chicken or pound them to make them flat and then roll them up. It’s kind of a preference thing. I like them pounded but it takes a little more work than cutting a slit.
Pesto Chicken Bundles
- 6 Chicken breast halves deboned
- ½ c Fresh basil leaves washed and dried
- ¼ c Grated parmesan cheese
- 1 clove Minced garlic
- ½ c butter
- ⅓ c Flour (seasoned with salt and pepper)
- 1 egg
- ¾ c breadcrumbs
- In a food processor combine basil, parmesan cheese, garlic and butter.
- Process until well combined.
- Cut a small slit in the side of the chicken breast with a boning knife, from that slit form a "pocket" in the chicken to stuff the butter into (can also pound the chicken out relatively flat and just roll it around the butter).
- Stuff all chicken breasts.
- Very lightly dredge them in the flour, dip them in the egg, dip them in the breadcrumbs.
- Place on pan to cook.
- Cook at 350F for about 35-45 minutes.
I think I love this one so much because I’m obsessed with basil and pesto. The flavors are just so good. Plus you can’t really go wrong with butter either, right?
Food photography and styling courtesy of My Name is Snickerdoodle.
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