Dress up everyday chicken for entertaining with this impressive goat cheese and pesto filling. Serve with steamed French green beans or asparagus for an easy side dish.
Sponsor recipe courtesy of Fisher® Nuts
Save Recipe Print
Chicken Breasts Stuffed with Goat Cheese and Pumpkin Walnut Pesto
Total:
45 min
Prep:
25 min
Cook:
20 min
Total:
45 min
Prep:
25 min
Cook:
20 min

Ingredients

Directions

Pumpkin Walnut Pesto: In food processor; pulse walnuts until ground; add oil, sage, Parmesan cheese, parsley, garlic, salt, pepper and red pepper flakes; pulse until combined. Add pumpkin puree; pulse until combined.

Stuffed Chicken Breasts: Preheat oven to 400°F. Fold Pumpkin Walnut Pesto into goat cheese.

Slice each chicken breast in half lengthwise through center, keeping edge intact to open like a book. Season all over with salt and pepper. Stuff evenly with goat cheese and pesto mixture. Secure with toothpicks.

Heat oil in large ovenproof skillet set over medium-high heat; cook chicken for 3 to 4 minutes per side or until golden brown.

Transfer to oven; bake for 13 to 15 minutes or until chicken is cooked through and instant-read thermometer registers internal temperature of 165°F. Let stand for 10 minutes; remove toothpicks before serving. To serve, slice diagonally.

Cook's Note

Tip: Using skin-on chicken breasts keeps the chicken moist and tender. Serve with roasted potatoes and roasted or steamed vegetables.

Get the Recipe

Whole Roasted Stuffed Cauliflower

Cauliflower gets the royal treatment with a cheesy, bacony kale stuffing.

IDEAS YOU'LL LOVE

Spinach and Mushroom Stuffed Chicken Breasts

Recipe courtesy of Rachael Ray

Sunny's Ham and Cheese Stuffed Chicken Breasts (Chicken Cordon Bleu)

Recipe courtesy of Sunny Anderson

Lemon Chicken Breasts

Recipe courtesy of Ina Garten

Marinated Chicken Breasts

Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen

Spinach and Artichoke-Stuffed Chicken Breast with Roasted Red Bell Pepper Sauce

Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen

Bacon-Wrapped Chicken Breasts

Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen

Baked Chicken Breasts With Parmesan Crust

Recipe courtesy of Ted Allen

Browse Reviews By Keyword

          Latest Stories