With a few on hand ingredients like pesto, mozzarella cheese and deli meat, this Cheesy Prosciutto Stuffed Chicken with Pesto is on the table in 30 minutes! keviniscooking.com
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Cheesy Prosciutto Stuffed Chicken with Pesto

With ingredients like mozzarella cheese sticks, some deli meat and pesto, this Cheesy Prosciutto Stuffed Chicken with Pesto is on the table in 30 minutes!
Prep Time16 mins
Cook Time14 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dinner, Main
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: cheesy chicken recipe, chicken and pesto, chicken and prosciutto, stuffed chicken recipe
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 812kcal
Author: Kevin Is Cooking

Ingredients

  • 1.5 - 2 lbs chicken breasts (See Note 1)
  • 12 mozzarella cheese sticks (See Note 2)
  • 12 slices prosciutto or salami
  • kosher salt
  • black pepper
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1/4 cup dry white wine
  • 1/2 cup pesto
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese

Instructions

  • Wrap each mozzarella cheese stick with a piece of prosciutto. Set aside.
  • Slice a pocket into the side of each chicken breast horizontally. Insert 2-3 prosciutto wrapped mozzarella sticks inside and secure with toothpicks.
  • In a large skillet add the olive oil and butter over medium heat. Season each chicken breast on both sides with salt and pepper. Brown on each side for several minutes. Add the white wine and cover immediately. Turn heat to low and cook for 10 minutes or until internal temperature is 165°F.
  • Remove toothpicks and serve with topped with a spoonful of pesto and Parmesan cheese. Spoon pan juices over all. 

Notes

  1. I typically make this using four chicken breasts.
  2. The other day I saw these already made up in the deli section of a market, I think it was Trader Joe's. They look perfect!

Nutrition

Calories: 812kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 72g | Fat: 52g | Saturated Fat: 20g | Cholesterol: 220mg | Sodium: 998mg | Potassium: 897mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 830IU | Vitamin C: 2.7mg | Calcium: 195mg | Iron: 1.2mg