Chicken Pesto Roll-Ups Recipe
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Chicken Pesto Roll-Ups Recipe

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One night I looked in the refrigerator and thought, "What can I make with chicken, cheese, mushrooms and pesto?" This pretty dish was the result. Add Italian bread and fruit salad and you have a meal! —Melissa Nordmann, Mobile, AL
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (6 ounces each)
  • 1/2 cup prepared pesto, divided
  • 1 pound medium fresh mushrooms, sliced
  • 4 slices reduced-fat provolone cheese, halved

Nutritional Facts

1 stuffed chicken breast half: 374 calories, 17g fat (5g saturated fat), 104mg cholesterol, 582mg sodium, 7g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 44g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 5 lean meat, 2 fat.


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Pound chicken breasts with a meat mallet to 1/4-in. thickness. Spread 1/4 cup pesto over chicken breasts.
  2. Coarsely chop half of the sliced mushrooms; scatter remaining sliced mushrooms in a 15x10x1-in. baking pan coated with cooking spray. Top each chicken breast with a fourth of the chopped mushrooms and a halved cheese slice. Roll up chicken from a short side; secure with toothpicks. Place seam side down on top of the sliced mushrooms.
  3. Bake, covered, until chicken is no longer pink, 25-30 minutes. Preheat broiler; top chicken with remaining pesto and remaining cheese. Broil until cheese is melted and browned, 3-5 minutes longer. Discard toothpicks. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Chicken Pesto Roll-Ups in Taste of Home February/March 2017

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.

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Catbird513 User ID: 8551474 264924
Reviewed Apr. 20, 2017

"The pesto chicken roll ups delivered a rather new taste sensation. It was a pleasant departure from many of what has become to common in the way of chicken dishes. I suggest giving this unique recipe a try."

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