Prosciutto-Stuffed Baked Chicken Breasts with Pesto


Here is an easy way to dress up your chicken for a weeknight, or for company! Use prepared pesto, or make your own! Add some flavorful prosciutto and some smoked provolone, pop in the oven, and use your time to make the sides.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
50 mins
4 servings


  • olive oil cooking spray

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts

  • salt and pepper to taste

  • 4 slices smoked provolone cheese

  • 4 thin slices prosciutto

  • ½ cup pesto

  • 8 cherry tomatoes, quartered

  • 2 ⅔ tablespoons Italian-seasoned bread crumbs


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Spray an 11x7-inch baking dish with cooking spray.

  2. Slice a pocket lengthwise, horizontal to the cutting board, in each breast, leaving the tips intact and not slicing all the way through. The larger end of the breast should be a sort of cupped shape. Gently open each pocket, pointing the cut edge up, and leaving them on the cutting board. Lightly season with salt and pepper.

  3. Place 1 slice provolone cheese on each chicken breast. Layer 1 slice prosciutto over cheese, lightly folding it so it does not hang over the edge of the chicken. Spoon 2 tablespoons pesto over each chicken breast and top with tomato pieces. Sprinkle seasoned bread crumbs over chicken. Arrange chicken in a single layer in the prepared baking dish, stuffing-side up.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven until chicken is no longer pink in the center and the juices run clear, 30 to 40 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C).

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

425 Calories
27g Fat
7g Carbs
38g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 425
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 27g 34%
Saturated Fat 10g 51%
Cholesterol 99mg 33%
Sodium 721mg 31%
Total Carbohydrate 7g 3%
Dietary Fiber 2g 5%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 38g
Vitamin C 9mg 44%
Calcium 456mg 35%
Iron 2mg 13%
Potassium 409mg 9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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