- Prep time
- 20 minutes PT20M
- Cook time
- 15-20 minutes PT20M
- Serves 4
- 4 Fresh to Market boneless skinless chicken breasts
- ¼ pound Nugget's Basil Pesto
- ½ pound Ricotta
- 1 lemon juiced
- 1 cup Panko breadcrumbs
- ¼ cup All-Purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon poultry seasoning
- 2 tablespoon salt
- 1 teaspoon cracked black pepper
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
Mix together the pesto, ricotta, lemon juice, and breadcrumbs, and transfer into the bottom corner of a sealable plastic bag.
Insert a long, thin knife straight into the thickest part of the breast. Pull the knife out of the breast making a sweeping motion towards the outside of the meat, making sure not to break all the way through the meat. Insert the knife again, this time with the sharp part of the knife pointing the other direction. Repeat.
Squeeze the pesto mixture into the corner of the bag and then cut off the tip about a half-inch up. Insert the tip of the bag as far as it will go into the incision on the chicken breast. Gently squeeze the mixture into the chicken while slowly pulling the bag out. Repeat this with the orther three breasts.
Preheat an oven safe frypan over medium heat.
Mix together the flour, poultry seasoning, and salt and pepper and dredge the stuffed breasts in the mixture before adding them to the hot pan. Brown the chicken on only the first side for 5 to 7 minutes or until golden brown. Flip them over and place the whole pan into the oven. Roast for 12 to 15 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees F.
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