Pesto Mozzarella Chicken Rolls: Easy main dish that is healthy and good enough for company

Pesto Mozzarella Chicken Rolls

By on October 26, 2015

Are you looking for an easy, healthy chicken dish, one that is good enough for company?  One that will be healthy and fit in to the 21 Day Fix Plan? Then you have found it here! These Pesto Mozzarella Chicken Rolls are different that your normal chicken dish! It is an extremely easy dish that makes a beautiful presentation.  It is also a dish that the kids will enjoy. Our 2 year old grandson eats it with gusto, always asking for more!  

We have  “cleaned up” the recipe so it is healthier than the original.  The bread crumb coating was omitted and the cheese reduced. We also reduced the amount of pesto.  No one seemed to notice. The chicken browned nicely and was delicious! Serve this dish with a side of brown rice and quinoa as well as a  kale and spinach salad and you will have an easy but delicious, healthy meal that looks, smells and tastes wonderful! If you are following the 21 Day Fix each chicken roll is equivalent to 1 red, 1 blue, and 2 teaspoons.

Pesto Mozzarella Chicken Rolls

Ingredients

  • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves – pounded to 1/4 inch thickness (the chicken breasts are often huge so I cut them in half before pounding)
  • 8 tsp prepared basil pesto (I buy fresh pesto from the deli in our grocery store, you can always make your own)
  • 2 slices mozzarella cheese cut in half
  • coconut oil cooking spray

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Spray a 9″ x 13″ baking dish with cooking spray.
  3. If you haven’t pounded your chicken breasts flat yet, do it now.  It is a great way to work out a little bit of tension from the day.
  4. Spread 2 teaspoons of the pesto sauce onto each flattened chicken breast (if you cut your chicken breasts in half only use 1 tablespoon).
  5. Place the 1/2 slice of mozzarella cheese on top of the pesto.
  6. Roll up the chicken up tightly, and secure with toothpicks.
  7. Place seam side down in the prepared baking dish.
  8. Bake the chicken uncovered for 45 to 50 minutes in the preheated oven, until chicken is nicely browned and juices run clear.

Note: Make sure and warn your family or guests that there are toothpicks holding the chicken together.

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Pesto Mozzerella Chicken Rolls
A healthy chicken dish, one that is good enough for company!
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Ingredients
  1. 4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves – pounded to 1/4 inch thickness
  2. 8 tsp prepared basil pesto
  3. 2 slices mozzarella cheese cut in half
  4. coconut oil cooking spray
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Spray a 9″ x 13″ baking dish with cooking spray.
  3. If you haven’t pounded your chicken breasts flat yet, do it now.
  4. Spread 2 teaspoons of the pesto sauce onto each flattened chicken breast
  5. If you have cut your chicken breasts in half only use 1 tablespoon.
  6. Place the 1/2 slice of mozzarella cheese on top of the pesto.
  7. Roll up the chicken up tightly, and secure with toothpicks.
  8. Place seam side down in the prepared baking dish.
  9. Bake the chicken uncovered for 45 to 50 minutes in the preheated oven, until chicken is nicely browned and juices run clear.
Notes
  1. Make sure and warn your family or guests that there are toothpicks holding the chicken together.
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Hi! This is Donna & Danielle. We are a mother daughter team working towards weight loss, healthier eating, increased fitness, and more active lives (and are taking our families along for the ride with us!). We want to support others in achieving their goals too!

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