"The trouble with eating Italian food is that five or six days later you're hungry again."--George Miller

Chicken Pesto Roll Ups Recipe

  Tried it? Rate this Recipe:
 

 

This recipe for Chicken Pesto Roll Ups, by , is from Made With Love, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Carrie Bradford

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
4 med/large (2 lbs) chicken breasts,
Garlic Salt, to taste
Black Pepper, to taste
1/2 cup (8 Tbsp) Pesto sauce (We love Costco’s pesto!)
8 oz Shredded mozzarella cheese (reserve 2 oz for topping)
1 large or 2 medium tomatos, thinly sliced into 16 rings
1 cup cherry tomatoes, optional
Fresh basil leaves, shredded, optional garnish

Directions:
Directions:
Preheat oven to 425˚F. Cut each chicken breast in half lengthwise so you have 8 thin chicken cutlets. Pound each cutlet in a quart sized ziploc bag or between 2 sheets of plastic wrap to 1/8″ thick. Season both sides of your thin cutlets with garlic salt and black pepper.
Spoon and spread 1 Tbsp pesto in the center of each cutlet, top with 2 thin slices of tomato and sprinkle with 2-3 Tbsp shredded mozzarella cheese. Roll the chicken up as tightly as you can and seal ends with a toothpick.
3. Preheat a large oven-safe skillet over medium/high heat with 1 Tbsp oil and 1 Tbsp butter. Add chicken roll-ups and sear on both sides until golden (4 min per side for a total of 8 minutes on the stove).
4. Sprinkle tops with remaining cheese and scatter 1 cup of baby tomatoes over the top. Place the skillet on the center rack of your preheated preheated oven and bake 425˚F for 13-15 minutes (13 minutes for these these medium chicken breasts and 15 minutes for larger chicken breasts, or until internal temperature of chicken reaches 160˚F on an instant-read thermometer.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
8
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
20 minutes prep + 20 minutes bake time

 

 

 

Learn more about the process to create a cookbook -- or
Start your own personal family cookbook right now!  Here's to good eating!

Search for more great recipes here from over 500,000 in our family cookbooks!

 

Bookmark and Share

 

 

2W  

Cookbooks are great for Holiday Gifts, Wedding Gifts, Bridal Shower ideas and Family Reunions!

*Recipes and photos entered into the Family Cookbook Project are provided by the submitting contributors. All rights are retained by the contributor. Please contact us if you believe copyright violations have occurred.


Search for more great recipes here from over 500,000 in our family cookbooks!