Grilled Pesto & Ricotta-Stuffed Chicken Breasts

Grilled Pesto & Ricotta-Stuffed Chicken Breasts

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 381.7
  • Total Fat: 14.9 g
  • Cholesterol: 9.9 mg
  • Sodium: 99.0 mg
  • Total Carbs: 1.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.2 g
  • Protein: 54.8 g

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Introduction

This easy weeknight dinner may look time-intensive, but it only takes 25 minutes to make (using just four ingredients)! This easy weeknight dinner may look time-intensive, but it only takes 25 minutes to make (using just four ingredients)!
Number of Servings: 4

Ingredients

    4-6 oz boneless, skinless chicken breasts
    4 T part skim ricotta cheese
    4 T part skim mozzarella cheese
    4 T Basil Pesto

Directions

Cut a deep slit into middle of each chicken breast sideways to create a "pocket". Mix together the ricotta, mozzarella and pesto, Stuff 1/4 of the mixture into each breast.

Grill for approximately 15 minutes. (Can use a Foreman grill though I prefer a gas or charcoal grill.) Serves 4.

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  • Incredible!
    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
    So I cut the chicken breast in half and pounded them semi flat. I then wrapped the pesto mixture in the chicken & wrapped them w/ butcher twine. I used 1 tsp of garlic salt, 1 tsp of thyme, 1 tsp of basil, 1 tsp of oregano, 1 tsp of papirka & pepper to taste mixed in 3 tblspn olive oil for marinade. - 4/24/12

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  • Incredible!
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    it was good. since i used store bought pesto, i will add a little more garlic. i used the foreman grill but i think it drain out a lot of the juices. so next time i will try to bake at 350. either way this one is going down in notebook - 4/21/10

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    So delicious! Everyone loved it! - 10/17/09

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  • Seems a little high in fat - 5/12/17

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  • Sounds good! - 5/7/17

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  • Another great recipe. The family liked it! - 5/2/17

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  • This was delicious. Will make this again! - 4/28/17

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  • Yummy - 3/30/17

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  • Loved it!!!! - 3/21/17

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  • It turned out great - definitely make it again. - 3/17/17

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  • I baked this at 350, for 25 min. So tasty. I absolutely loved the flavor. Will be making this again for my family. - 3/12/17

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  • My boyfriend and I looooved this! We didn't have any mozzarella. Some filling was left, so we thinly spread it on the filets. They came out juicy, fragrant and tasty. We had the filets with roasted ratatouille - also from spark recipes. Heavenly! - 8/30/16

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  • I subbed in a slice of muenster cheese cut up like shredded cheese for the mozz + homemade pesto. I added paprika, garlic salt, cayenne pepper, salt + pepper. It was DELICIOUS and I will make it again (but next time, with actual mozzarella). The cayenne really brought it to the next level. - 8/1/16

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  • can also bake 350, 25 mi. also can us 3T olive oil for marinade. pound chicken thin then roll with ingred inside. also add garlic thyme basil orregono, - 11/7/15

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  • Have to try this one for sure....I'm more than sure it will be amazing - 6/24/15

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  • Not as good as I had hoped, based on the reviews, just ok. I did add a little 'sauce' to it (and I baked it instead of grilling) as one of the reviewers suggested for a marinade and that helped the flavor a lot. We found it just a bit bland. Okay for a new menu, but not one to repeat. - 10/1/13

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  • My husband and I love it and he always asks me to make it. Not a heavy meal. I put a little bit of grated parmesan cheese on top and I bake it instead at 350 for about 25 minutes - 2/26/13

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  • very yummy. No leftovers. Very easy to assemble and bake. I used shake and bake instead of bread crumbs - 1/13/13

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  • I have never thought to grill stuffed chicken but this was great! <a href="http://chicken.betterrecipes.com/gri
    lledchickenrecipes.html">Grilled Chicken Recipes</a> are a great dinner option. I work with Better Recipes and this was the first grilled stuffed grilled chicken recipe I have c
    - 9/17/10

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  • I think maybe I did this wrong?! Mine was kind of ok, next time i might use a little less pesto. I started out using a grillpan, buit couldnt really flip them over because all of teh stuffing would have come out. So i swapped to putting them under the grill in my oven - 6/30/10

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  • tasted great! - 6/25/10

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  • I will have to try this one! Love all the ingredients...I'm sure we're gonna love the meal! Thanks! - 6/23/10

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  • I will try this one! - 6/23/10

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  • oooh this sounds good! I will have to try it, thanks for sharing! - 6/23/10

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  • I also add chargrilled red pepper and omit the mozarella. Also, I find it very useful to have all the nutrition details. - 6/22/10

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  • Can't wait to try this. I am new to grilling and looking for recipes other than burgers and hot dogs! I'll post when I try this one!! - 6/22/10

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  • Delicious! Will definitely make again. - 1/4/10

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  • Awesome! Could eat every night for a week! - 4/23/09

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  • YUM!!!! - 6/3/08

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  • My family loved it!! Simple to make and will make this again! - 3/2/08

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  • Great recipe! My family loved it. - 11/20/07

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