Get transported to a beautiful Tuscany countryside with this delicious recipe without having to leave the house. Quick and easy chicken breasts are stuffed with pesto sauce, mozzarella cheese and ripe tomatoes, rolled and bake in the oven to a golden perfection. Chicken is juicy and moist, bursting with Italian inspired flavors.
This is a wonderful dinner idea that everyone will love even the pickiest eaters. Serve the chicken roll ups with your favorite potato and vegetable sides for a five star restaurant worthy meal, that is also very easy to make.
Chicken roll ups seem so fancy and look so pretty and elegant on the plate, but are really simple to make with basic ingredients. Pound the chicken thin to tenderize it and to ensure the even thickness, spread pesto sauce, add thinly slices tomatoes and mozzarella cheese, roll and secure with the toothpicks. Bake in the oven for 20 minutes.
You can absolutely make your own pesto sauce and we have wonderful recipe on this blog. But if you do not have time on your hands you can grab a jar at the store. Pesto is an amazing addition to so many dishes. It will enliven and give a whole new life to them just like this chicken dish.
This dish is also very healthy and low carb. Wholesome but satisfying chicken roll ups are suitable for any occasion from fancy dinner parties to a midweek meals.
Follow the steps below to create chicken roll ups.