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Chicken Stuffed with Pesto, Ham, and Fontina Cheese

This chicken couldn’t be boring if she tried. The center stays juicy and moist, flavorful beyond flavorful, from all the savory sweet stuffing.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken stuffed with pesto ham and fontina cheese, pesto chicken recipe, stuffed chicken
Servings: 2 Servings
Calories: 379kcal


  • 1/4 cup Italian seasoned bread crumbs
  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts (about 6 ounces each)
  • 2 slices smoked ham or prosciutto
  • 1 ounce fontina cheese grated
  • 2 tablespoons basil pesto


  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Spray a wire cooling rack with cooking spray and set it on top of a large baking sheet.
  • Place the breadcrumbs in a shallow bowl.
  • Using a sharp knife, cut into the long-side of the chicken breast, opening it like a book, and taking care not to cut all the way through the breast. Repeat with the second piece of chicken.
  • Spread the pesto among the insides of the breasts, then evenly distribute the ham and cheese on one side of each. Fold over to seal.
  • Dredge each filled chicken breast in the breadcrumbs, carefully turning to coat both sides.
  • Place them on the prepared wire rack, spray the tops well with cooking spray, and bake for 20 to 25 minutes, until the chicken is cooked through.
  • Serve!


Calories 379, Fat 17g, Carb 11g, Fiber 1g, Sugars 2g, Protein 43g


Calories: 379kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 43g | Fat: 17g | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g