Baked pesto chicken recipe
Baked pesto chicken recipe

This pesto chicken recipe is quick and very easy to follow. Chicken fillets filled with pesto and cheese, rolled and baked. Yum. 

Serves 2

Prep time - 20 min

Cook Time - 30 min

Total Time - 50 min


  1. Chicken breasts - 4
  2. Pesto - 4 heaped tbsp
  3. Parmesan cheese - 2 tbsp of grated cheese
  4. Cheddar cheese - 4 tbsp of grated cheese
  5. Pepper
  6. Salt
  7. Olive oil
  8. Cocktail sticks
  9. Cling film/freezer bags
  10. Rolling pin


  1. Pre-heat the oven at 200 degrees
  2. Place a chicken breast fillet on a piece of cling film and fold film over to cover the fillet. Alternatively, place in a clear plastic bag, like a freezer bag, and seal
  3. Use a rolling pin to tenderise the meat, by hitting it evenly for a minute or so, till it is thin and soft
  4. Remove from the cling film or plastic bag and keep aside
  5. Do the same for the other fillets
  6. Grease a baking tray/roasting tin with olive oil
  7. Place a chicken fillet on the tray, heap a tbsp of pesto onto it, spread evenly on the fillet
  8. Sprinkle some parmesan and cheddar cheese on top
  9. Sprinkle some salt and pepper
  10. Very carefully, roll the fillet over the filling, and secure with a cocktail stick
  11. Do the same for the other fillets
  12. Brush the fillets with a little olive oil
  13. Place in the centre of your pre-heated oven, and bake for around 25-30 minutes, till the chicken is cooked through and turning brown
  14. The chicken will release juices when cooked, so use a spatula to carefully remove the cooked chicken and serve onto your plate


  1. You can serve these delicious chicken rolls with a green salad or roast vegetables.