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Mozzarella Stuffed Chicken Breasts and Pesto Tomato

Mozzarella Stuffed Chicken Breasts and Pesto Tomato
Mozzarella Stuffed Chicken Breasts and Pesto Tomato
Entrepreneur - An easy one skillet dish using chicken breasts, pesto, tomato, mozzarella cheese and spinach!  A 30 minute meal with tons of flavor!

It looks like a fancy restaurant dish, but easy prep makes this chicken breast recipe perfect for a weeknight dinner. Made with either homemade or prepared pesto, it can be on the table in under an hour.

Mozzarella Stuffed Chicken Breasts and Pesto Tomato

Ingredients:
  • 4 chicken breasts
  • 8 tablespoons pesto
  • 8 slices tomato
  • 1 cup grated mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup fresh spinach
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • salt and pepper


Pesto Yogurt Dipping Sauce
  • 1/2 cup greek yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons pesto
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Instructions:
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Cut chicken breasts horizontally but do not cut all the way through. Open up. (see photo above)
  3. Spread entire opens surface of chicken with 2 tablespoons pesto.
  4. Add 2 sliced tomatoes to half of the chicken.
  5. Top with 1/4 cup of grated mozzarella and a few spinach leaves.
  6. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and drizzle on a bit of olive oil.
  7. Heat oven proof skillet over medium high heat. Add 1 tablespoon of olive oil.
  8. When olive oil is sizzling, carefully add chicken.
  9. Sear on each side for 2-3 minutes using tongs to turn.
  10. Finish baking in oven for about 8 minutes or until meat thermometer reads 165 degrees.
  11. For a dipping sauce: Combine yogurt and pesto and serve over the chicken or on the side.