Caprese Stuffed Chicken Breast

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This yummy easy stuffed chicken breast recipe need only 5 ingredients and 10 minutes of hands-on time, 35 minutes total time. Gluten-Free. Keto. Low-Carb.
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This is a super simple recipe for Caprese Stuffed Chicken Breast. It needs only 5 ingredients and 10 minutes of prep before it goes in the oven. Keto. Low-Carb.

Front shot of caprese stuffed chicken breast topped with fresh herbs.

The great thing about chicken breasts is their versatility. This recipe transforms this basic ingredient into a delicious, flavorful dinner. Something as simple as chicken stuffed with mozzarella, tomato and basil is all you need to keep the family happy at dinner time.

There’s no need to slave away in the kitchen either. You can prepare this recipe in 10 minutes and then pop it into the oven. While in the oven, you can whip up a simple salad or other side dish.

What does caprese mean? Caprese recipes always use three key ingredients: mozzarella, tomatoes, and basil.

How to Make This Caprese Stuffed Chicken Breast:


  • chicken breasts
  • basil pesto
  • sundried tomatoes
  • mozzarella
  • ground coriander

Step-by-Step Instructions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350ºF/180ºC.
  2. Butterfly the chicken breasts.
  3. Place chicken breasts in oven dish and season both sides with salt, pepper, and coriander.
  4. Spread pesto on the inside of each chicken breast and top with sundried tomatoes.
  5. Bake for 20-25 minutes.


How Do You Know When Stuffed Chicken Breast Is Cooked?

One way to check if stuffed chicken is cooked with cutting into it is using a meat thermometer. What should the internal temperature be of stuffed chicken breast? For poultry, the safest minimum temperature should be at least 165ºF/74ºC.

What Do You Serve With Chicken Caprese?

Serve it up with some simple Oven Roasted Baby Potatoes or an Easy Garden Salad.

How Do You Flatten Chicken Breast For Stuffing?

Wrap the chicken breast in plastic wrap and then use a meat mallet to flatten it. If you don’t have this kitchen tool, you can use a rolling pin, bottom of a jar, or any other sturdy kitchen tool.








Baked Mozzarella Stuffed Chicken Breast Recipe:

5 Ingredient Basil Pesto Chicken with Sundried Tomatoes

This yummy easy stuffed chicken breast recipe need only 5 ingredients and 10 minutes of hands-on time, 35 minutes total time. Gluten-Free. Keto. Low-Carb.
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Italian
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 500kcal


  • 4 chicken breasts (butterflied and pounded to 1/2"/1cm thickness)
  • 1/2 cup basil pesto
  • 1/2 cup sundried tomato (we used sundried tomato quarters in oil)
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese (we used shredded cheese)
  • 2 tsp ground coriander
  • to taste salt and pepper


  • Preheat oven to 350ºF/180ºC.
  • Lay the chicken breasts on an oiled oven safe dish and season on both sides with salt, pepper and coriander.
  • Spread some pesto on the inside of each chicken breast and top with the sundried tomatoes.
  • Finally, add the mozzarella cheese before folding the chicken over.
  • Bake for 20 - 25 minutes.
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Tips and Tricks:
1. Add a it of parmesan on top of the chicken before baking for an extra yummy “crust”.
2. Use toothpicks to secure the chicken before baking!


Calories: 500kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 58g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 169mg | Sodium: 762mg | Potassium: 1340mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 1002IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 224mg | Iron: 3mg
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Top shot of four caprese stuffed chicken breasts topped with fresh herbs in a white oven dish.

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  1. I make this all the time with scallion also, and sometimes vary the ingredients, artichokes, spinach, blue cheese, pepper jack,cherry peppers, capers, add white wine and broth to baking dish

  2. I used fresh garden tomatoes and added some red roasted peppers and sometimes I use a handful of gresh spinach, delicious and easy. This recipe is a keeper !

  3. 5 stars
    I. made this with fresh garden tomatoes instead and added roasted red pepers, sometimes I also use fresh spinach, its always fantastic and could not be easier !

  4. 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.

  5. 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!

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

  6. Omg this recipe was very delicious! I’m definitely putting this in my rotation! ???? Thank you for sharing!

  7. 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!

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