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Chicken pesto rollups with fresh basil look fancy, but they’re a cinch to make.

Impress the fam with this delicious recipe for chicken pesto rollups (it’s definitely one of our faves).

Fresh tomatoes, basil and mozzarella make every bite a dreamy one.


24 oz chicken breast

1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

1/4 tsp salt

1 teaspoon 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 spray


Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Season both sides of chicken with garlic powder, salt and black pepper. (I like to use thin slice breast cutlets.)

Spoon 1 tbsp pesto in the center of each cutlet, top with 2 thin tomato slices and sprinkle with 2-3 Tbsp mozzarella cheese.

Roll the chicken up tightly and seal ends with toothpick.

Preheat large oven-safe skillet over medium/high heat with 1 tbsp oil and.

Add rollups and sear on both sides until golden (about 4 minutes per side).

Sprinkle with remaining cheese and 1 cup of cherry tomatoes.

Place the skillet on the center rack of oven and bake for 13-15 minutes or until internal temp of chicken reaches 160 degrees.

To serve, remove toothpicks then rollups, spooning pan juices and roasted tomatoes over the top.

Top with fresh basil.


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