This Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto Stuffed Chicken is a delicious and flavorful dish that is perfect for a special dinner or a casual weeknight meal. The combination of tender chicken and the rich, savory pesto filling is sure to be a hit!

– 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts

– 90 gr (1/2 cup) Terra Surti Sicilian red pesto

– Salt and pepper to taste

Terra Surti extravirgin olive oil

– 50gr (1/2 cup) of sliced mozzarella or pecorino cheese

– Fresh basil leaves for garnish (optional)

  1. Preheat the oven to to 375°F (190°C). Using a sharp knife, carefully cut a pocket into the side of each chicken breast. Be sure not to cut all the way through. The pocket should be large enough to hold the filling.
  2. Spoon the pesto into the pockets of the chicken breasts, and add some slices of cheese
  3. Season the outside of the chicken breasts with salt and pepper, to taste
  4. In a large pan, heat a small amount of olive oil over medium-high heat. Once the oil is hot, add the stuffed chicken breasts and sear them for about 2-3 minutes on each side, or until they develop a golden-brown crust.
  5. Transfer the chicken in a baking dish to the preheated oven and bake the chicken for 20-25 minutes.
  6. Once fully cooked, remove the chicken from the oven and let it rest for a few minutes before serving.
  7. Garnish with fresh basil leaves, if desired, and serve the stuffed chicken with a side of roasted vegetables or a simple salad.