Saturday, December 11, 2010

Chicken Breast Stuffed with Pesto Butter

I tried this recipe for dinner last night and we really liked it. The pesto butter is delicious! The chicken is nice and moist. We will definitely be making this again soon!

Chicken Breast Stuffed with Pesto Butter
recipe courtesy Ali Broadbent

6 boneless skinless chicken breasts
1/2 cup fresh basil leaves, washed and dried
1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 egg
3/4 cup breadcrumbs
garlic salt

In a food processor combine basil, parmesan cheese, garlic and butter. Process until well combined. Pound the chicken flat. Place the pesto butter in the middle of each chicken breast. Roll up and secure with toothpick. Dip the chicken in the egg then in the breadcrumbs. Place in a greased 9X13 pan. I used Panko breadcrumbs which didn't have any seasoning in them so I sprinkled a little garlic salt on top of the breaded chicken. Bake at 350 degrees for 35-45 minutes. The last 5-10 minutes I took the chicken out of the oven. The butter had melted in to the bottom of the pan so I spooned it over the chicken breasts. It added a nice flavor and also helped them get nice and golden brown.

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