Caprese Stuffed Chicken Breast

Caprese stuffed chicken breast is easy and packed with flavor. Juicy chicken breast stuffed with cheese, tomatoes and basil makes a delicious meal. 

Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 400 kcal
Author Shadi HasanzadeNemati

Ingredients

  • 4 chicken breasts boneless and skinless
  • 5 tbsp olive oil extra virgin
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tbsp dried oregano
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 tbsp basil pesto
  • 8 slices Stella® Fontinella® Basil Pesto Cheese
  • 4 slices tomatoes cut in half
  • 8 fresh basil leaves
  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 3 tbsp brown sugar

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350F. 

  2. Cut each chicken breast lengthwise to make a pocket, make sure not to slice it all the way through. 

  3. In a small bowl, mix 3 tbsp olive oil, salt, pepper, oregano and garlic. Brush this mixture inside and outside of the chicken breasts. 

  4. Spread pesto inside all chicken breasts and stuff with basil, tomato and Stella® Fontinella® Basil Pesto Cheese slices. Seal each chicken breast using toothpicks. 

  5. Heat the remaining two tablespoons olive oil in a cast iron skillet over medium heat until shimmering. 

  6. Sear the chicken breasts for about 4 minutes on each side until brown. 

  7. Transfer the cast iron skillet to the oven and let the chicken cook for another 15-20 minutes until fully cooked. 

  8. Meanwhile, mix balsamic vinegar and brown sugar in a sauce pan and bring to simmer. Reduce balsamic vinegar until you have a semi-thick sauce.

  9. Once the chicken is fully cooked, drizzle with sauce and serve warm.