Basil Pesto Chicken with Sundried Tomatoes – 5 Ingredients!


Basil Pesto Chicken With Sundried Tomato

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So, now, let’s talk about today’s recipe – Basil Pesto Chicken with Sundried Tomatoes. I’m a sucker for stuffed chicken.

To be honest, I’m a sucker for chicken in general, but what better way to spruce it up than to stuff it? Amirite?

For some reason I always get the feeling that stuffed chicken, or anything stuffed for that matter, is considered to be too much effort for the everyday meal. That’s very sad, because in reality, stuffed chicken is an incredibly quick and easy thing to do.

The only extra effort needed is pounding the chicken, which isn’t a lot of effort at all actually. You get to cook, and hammer out your frustrations on a piece of chicken. Two birds with one stone. Everybody wins!

Basil Pesto Chicken With Sundried Tomato
With our Basil Pesto Stuffed Chicken with Sundried Tomatoes, we only use five ingredients (aren’t five ingredient recipes just the best?).

So, we decided to stuff our chicken breasts with basil pesto and sundried tomatoes. Both strong, but incredibly delicious flavors on their own – and even better together. Fresh mozzarella cheese tones it down a little bit and binds everything together.

There’s a lot of amazing flavor combinations out there, but I have to say that this one right here is one of my very favorites.

Basil Pesto Chicken With Sundried Tomato

Since it’s currently full blown scorching summer in South Africa, this is perfect with our Delightful Cucumber Salad, but if you live somewhere where you’re freezing your booty off, have it with our super creamy Cauliflower Mash (used in our cottage pie recipe).

It’ll be great however you decide to serve it, though. With these flavors, you can’t go wrong. Happy cooking! P.S. How is it December already??

Basil Pesto Chicken with Sun-Dried Tomatoes


Basil Pesto Chicken With Sundried Tomato

Check out some of our other other easy and incredibly yummy chicken recipes:

  1. Creamy Chicken Zoodles
  2. Chicken Fried Cauliflower Rice with Homemade White Sauce
  3. Sun-dried Tomato Basil Chicken Zucchini
  4. Honey Mustard Stuffed Chicken
  5. Quinoa Crusted Chicken Parmesan Salad
  6. Orange Chicken Salad
  7. Creamy Chicken and Mushroom Egg Crêpe

5 Ingredient Basil Pesto Chicken with Sundried Tomatoes

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Yield: 2 servings

5 Ingredient Basil Pesto Chicken with Sundried Tomatoes


  1. 2 • chicken breasts (butterflied and pounded to 1/2"/1cm thickness)
  2. 1/4 cup • basil pesto
  3. 1/4 cup • sundried tomatoes in oil (chopped)
  4. 1/2 lb • fresh mozzarella cheese (sliced)
  5. 1 tsp • ground coriander
  6. to taste • salt and pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF/180ºC.
  2. Lay the chicken breasts on an oiled baking sheet and season on both sides with salt, pepper and coriander.
  3. Spread half of the pesto on each breast and top with the sundried tomatoes.
  4. Finally, add slices of mozzarella cheese before folding the chicken over. You can secure the edges with toothpicks while cooking to keep it together.
  5. Bake for 20 - 25 minutes.
  6. (It's not required, but you could also give the chicken as quick sear before baking).

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 Basil Pesto Chicken With Sundried Tomatoes


  1. Totally delicious recipe! I halved and pounded 2 breasts, making four servings (3 oz each). Works great with WW Points Plus…. added the chopped sundried tomato, basil pesto and then used half fat free mozzarella and half regular to lower the fat a little. Rolled up with tooth picks, and then seasoned. BAM! this dish has F L A V O R. I love this, and my husband did too. Each portion was 4 points. FOUR delicious, can’t wait to make it again points. Thanks!

  2. Absolutely love your site. My 9 year old niece is a (newly) type 1 diabetic and my whole family spends tons of time looking for low carb recipes especially for her. I have found tons of family hits from your website. Thank you!

    • Thank you for the comment, Abby! We always appreciate hearing things like this! Glad you were able to find some recipes your family enjoyed! 😀

  3. This was awesome I really loved the taste and the ease of making it. I will make this again and again.Your pictures are lovely. Thank you.


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