Balsamic-Glazed Stuffed Chicken Breasts with Pesto and Parmesan


Skinless chicken breasts stuffed with pesto, sun-dried tomatoes, mozzarella, and Parmesan cheese with a garlic-balsamic vinegar glaze.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
4 stuffed chicken breasts


  • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breasts

  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano

  • 1 teaspoon dried basil

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • 6 teaspoons sun-dried tomato oil, divided

  • 4 tablespoons shredded Parmesan cheese

  • 8 tablespoons basil pesto

  • 8 teaspoons drained and chopped oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes

  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

  • toothpicks

  • cup balsamic vinegar

  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar

  • 4 cloves garlic, minced


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  2. Cut a pocket 3/4 of the way through the thickest side of each chicken breast. Season chicken with oregano, basil, salt, and pepper. Pour 1 teaspoon sun-dried tomato oil on each breast, rubbing it and some of the seasoning inside each pocket. Fill each breast with 1 tablespoon Parmesan cheese, 2 tablespoons basil pesto, 2 teaspoons sun-dried tomatoes, and 1/4 cup mozzarella cheese. Insert 3 to 4 toothpicks diagonally into each breast to seal.

  3. Heat remaining 2 teaspoons sun-dried tomato oil in a cast iron skillet over medium heat. Add stuffed chicken breasts and cook until golden, about 2 minutes per side.

  4. While the chicken is cooking, mix together balsamic vinegar, brown sugar, and garlic in a small bowl. Pour into the skillet around the chicken. Bring to a simmer and cook, stirring occasionally, until the balsamic glaze has thickened slightly, about 5 minutes. Spoon some glaze over each breast.

  5. Transfer the skillet to the preheated oven and cook until cheese has melted and chicken is no longer pink in the center and the juices run clear, 15 to 20 minutes.

  6. Remove toothpicks and drizzle with pan juices to serve.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

505 Calories
32g Fat
15g Carbs
39g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 505
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 32g 41%
Saturated Fat 10g 51%
Cholesterol 94mg 31%
Sodium 652mg 28%
Total Carbohydrate 15g 6%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Total Sugars 10g
Protein 39g
Vitamin C 8mg 40%
Calcium 539mg 41%
Iron 3mg 14%
Potassium 412mg 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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