Chicken Pesto Cheese Rollups

  • Yield : 8 chicken breasts
  • Servings : 8
  • Prep Time : 30m
  • Cook Time : 30m
  • Ready In : 60m


  • 8 skinned and boned chicken breasts
  • 1 cup basil pesto, prepared
  • 8 thin slices cheese (Mozzarella, Jarlsburg, Provolone, for example)
  • 16 julienne slices sun dried tomatoes
  • 16 wooden skewers, 4"
  • Pepper to grind


Step 1

Slice chicken along the longest side, far enough that it can be opened up and spread flat. Pound with meat pounder until it is about 1/4" thick

Step 2

Spread 2 T. pesto evenly over flattened chicken. Place one slice of cheese over pesto. Place 2 strips of sun dried tomatoes down the center. Now start to roll the chicken up from the cut end. Place 2 wooden skewers into chicken to hold together. Repeat with remaining chicken breasts.

Step 3

Spray glass cooking dish with nonstick spray, then place chicken in dish with rolled side up so pesto does not ooze out during cooking. Grind peppercorns over chicken.

Step 4

Bake uncovered at 350 degrees for 30-40 minutes/until chicken is not pink when cut into.

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