Bacon Wrapped Pesto Chicken

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Bacon Wrapped Pesto Chicken

Photo by: Wonderfuldiy


So good!!


Cooking Time: 60
Recipes Makes: 4
Calories: 480
Carbs: 5.9
Fat: 11.6
Protein: 22.7

Ingredients Related Tips

4 chicken breasts
2 cups arugula
1 cup basil leaves
3 cloves garlic
1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
1 (8 ounce) block of mozzarella cheese, shredded
8 strips bacon
Salt and pepper


  1. Preheat the oven to 350ºF.
  2. Place chicken breasts between sheets of plastic wrap and pound each out until thin. Set aside.
  3. In a food processor, combine the arugula, basil, garlic, Parmesan cheese, and a pinch of salt and pepper. With the motor running, add the oil in a thin stream until you get a pesto consistency.
  4. Evenly dollop the pesto in the center of each chicken breast, evenly sprinkle with cheese, and roll the chicken up, pushing the sides in to keep the filling inside.
  5. Wrap two slices of bacon around each chicken roll and place in a lightly greased baking dish.
  6. Bake for 45 minutes, checking to make sure your chicken is golden brown and the bacon is crispy.
  7. If your Bacon needs a little more crisp, turn the oven up to 400 and give it another 10 minutes
  8. Serve immediately.


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