Sun Dried Tomato Pesto Chicken

Need a new chicken recipe? If you love sun dried tomatoes and pesto, you will love this stuffed chicken packed with flavor!

Boneless skinless chicken breasts are very lean, so it’s easy to dry them out when cooking. Butterflying the chicken ensures even cooking.

Total cooking time will vary depending on the size / thickness of chicken breasts but here are some general guidelines for baking chicken breasts:

  • 350 Degrees: 30-35 minutes

  • 375 degrees: 25-30 minutes

  • 400 degrees: 22-25 minutes

  • 425 degrees: 18-22 minutes

  • 450 degrees 15-18 minutes

If you prefer not to make pesto, use store bought and mix together with chopped sun dried tomatoes or add a layer of sun-dried tomatoes with pesto.

Here are some options:

Add a handful of spinach leaves along with pesto before baking.

Sear stuffed chicken breasts first before baking and reduce baking baking time 3- 5 minutes. (secure with toothpicks if needed)

I added cut potatoes to bake along with the chicken. If the potatoes need to cook longer when the chicken is done, remove cooked chicken and keep covered with foil while you finish baking potatoes and