Chicken pesto rollups are a great make-ahead dinner your family will love.
This recipe for chicken pesto rollups is a great make-ahead dinner your family will love.
The rollups are easy to make, healthy and delicious.
WHAT YOU NEED
36 oz. chicken breasts
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
6 tbsp pesto
8 ounces shredded reduced-fat mozzarella
1 ½ cups Roma tomatoes
1 ½ cup cherry tomatoes
½ cup chopped basil
Non-stick cooking spray
HOW TO MAKE IT
Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
Season both sides of chicken (I like to use thinly sliced cutlets) with salt, pepper and garlic powder.
Spread 1 tbsp pesto in the center of each cutlet, top with 2 thin tomato slices and sprinkle with 2-3 tbsp mozzarella cheese.
Roll chicken up tightly and seal ends with a toothpick.
Preheat large oven-safe skillet over medium/high heat with 1 tbsp oil.
Sear chicken roll-ups on both sides until golden brown, usually four minutes per side.
Sprinkle with remaining cheese and 1 cup cherry tomatoes.
Place skillet on center rack of oven and bake 13-15 minutes.
Remove toothpicks then plate rollups by spooning pan juices and roasted tomatoes on top.
Sprinkle with fresh basil and enjoy!