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Chicken Pesto Roll Ups (VIDEO)

Have you discovered Pesto Chicken?! These chicken pesto roll ups are stuffed with cheese, juicy tomatoes and pesto sauce! This pesto chicken tastes like fine dining with Tuscan flavors but they are so easy to make.

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This is my sister, Svetlana’s pesto chicken recipe. She sent me a photo of her dinner last week and I set out to recreate it right away. My Mother (who was trained in the culinary arts), was particularly smitten with this recipe. Mom’s rave reviews are especially valuable to me. 🙂

Chicken Pesto Roll Ups Recipe:

These chicken roll ups are simple enough for weeknight cooking but are also special occasion worthy!

Pesto Chicken Recipe. These Chicken Pesto Roll Ups are stuffed with cheese, juicy tomatoes and pesto!

Ingredients for Pesto Chicken Roll Ups:

The list of ingredients in this pesto chicken is short and uncomplicated: Chicken, simple seasoning, shredded mozzarella and tomatoes. P.S. We fell in love with homemade pesto sauce but the one from Costco also works really well.

Must-try Chicken Pesto Roll Ups! Stuffed with cheese, juicy tomatoes and pesto! Chicken Pesto Roll Ups taste like fine dining, but are so easy to make. | natashaskitchen.com

How to Make Chicken Pesto Roll-Ups:

1. Preheat oven to 425˚F. Cut each chicken breast in half lengthwise so you have 8 thin chicken cutlets. Pound each cutlet in a quart sized ziploc bag or between 2 sheets of plastic wrap to 1/8″ thick. Season both sides of your thin cutlets with garlic salt and black pepper.

Two photos of chicken on a cutting board covered in silicon wrap and a meat hammer in one photo

2. Spoon and spread 1 Tbsp pesto in the center of each cutlet, top with 2 thin slices of tomato and sprinkle with 2-3 Tbsp shredded mozzarella cheese. Roll the chicken up as tightly as you can and seal ends with a toothpick.

Must-try Chicken Pesto Roll Ups! Stuffed with cheese, juicy tomatoes and pesto! Chicken Pesto Roll Ups taste like fine dining, but are so easy to make. | natashaskitchen.com

3. Preheat a large oven-safe skillet over medium/high heat with 1 Tbsp oil and 1 Tbsp butter. Add chicken roll-ups and sear on both sides until golden (4 min per side for a total of 8 minutes on the stove).

Must-try Chicken Pesto Roll Ups! Stuffed with cheese, juicy tomatoes and pesto! Chicken Pesto Roll Ups taste like fine dining, but are so easy to make. | natashaskitchen.com

4. Sprinkle tops with remaining cheese and scatter 1 cup of baby tomatoes over the top. Place the oven-safe skillet on the center rack of your preheated oven and bake 425˚F for 13-15 minutes (13 minutes for these medium chicken breasts and 15 minutes for larger chicken breasts, or until internal temperature of chicken reaches 160˚F on an instant-read thermometer.

Must-try Chicken Pesto Roll Ups! Stuffed with cheese, juicy tomatoes and pesto! Chicken Pesto Roll Ups taste like fine dining, but are so easy to make. | natashaskitchen.com

To serve, remove toothpicks then plate chicken pesto roll ups, spooning pan juices and roasted tomatoes over the top and garnish with freshly chopped basil. Serve with mashed potatoes and roasted asparagus for a fancy (but simple) dinner!

Watch How to Make Chicken Pesto Roll Ups:


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⬇Print-Friendly Chicken Pesto Roll-Ups Recipe:

Chicken Pesto Roll-Ups (VIDEO)

4.94 from 108 votes
Prep Time: 19 minutes
Cook Time: 21 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
These chicken pesto roll ups are stuffed with cheese, juicy tomatoes and pesto sauce! These taste like fine dining with Tuscan flavors but they are so easy to make.
Author: Natasha of NatashasKitchen.com
Skill Level: Easy
Cost to Make: $10-$13
Keyword: chicken pesto roll-ups
Cuisine: American
Course: Dinner, Main Course
Calories: 295 kcal
Servings: 8 chicken roll-ups

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs chicken breasts (4 medium/large chicken breasts)
  • 1 tsp Garlic Salt (or to taste)
  • 1/4 tsp Black Pepper (or to taste)
  • 1/2 cup Pesto sauce (about 8 Tbsp total)
  • 8 oz Mozzarella cheese, shredded, (reserve 2 oz for topping)
  • 2 tomatoes (medium) thinly sliced into 16 rings
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes optional
  • 1 Tbsp Fresh basil leaves shredded, optional garnish
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp unsalted butter

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425˚F. Cut chicken breast in half lengthwise so you have 8 thin chicken cutlets. Pound each cutlet in a quart sized ziploc bag or between 2 sheets of plastic wrap into 1/8" thick cutlets. Season both sides of chicken with garlic salt and black pepper.
  2. Spoon and spread 1 Tbsp pesto in the center of each cutlet, top with 2 thin tomato slices and sprinkle with 2-3 Tbsp mozzarella cheese. Roll the chicken up tightly and seal ends with a toothpick.
  3. Preheat large oven-safe skillet over medium/high heat with 1 Tbsp oil and 1 Tbsp butter. Add chicken roll-ups and sear on both sides until golden (4 min per side or 8 minutes total on the stove).
  4. Sprinkle tops with remaining cheese and 1 cup of cherry tomatoes. Place the skillet on the center rack of oven and bake 425˚F for 13-15 minutes (13 min for these these medium chicken breasts and 15 min for larger chicken breasts, or until internal temp of chicken reaches 160˚F on instant-read thermometer.

Recipe Notes

To serve, remove toothpicks then plate chicken pesto roll-ups, spooning pan juices and roasted tomatoes over the top and garnish with freshly chopped basil. Serve with mashed potatoes and asparagus for a fancy (but simple) dinner!

Nutrition Facts
Chicken Pesto Roll-Ups (VIDEO)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 295 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Fat 16g25%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 95mg32%
Sodium 745mg32%
Potassium 520mg15%
Carbohydrates 3g1%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 32g64%
Vitamin A 765IU15%
Vitamin C 7.8mg9%
Calcium 256mg26%
Iron 0.7mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Must-try Chicken Pesto Roll Ups! Stuffed with cheese, juicy tomatoes and pesto! Chicken Pesto Roll Ups taste like fine dining, but are so easy to make. | natashaskitchen.com

Q: Have you tried Pesto Chicken?

P.S. These chicken pesto roll ups reheat really well if you’re lucky enough to have leftovers! I hope you and your family love these easy, excellent chicken pesto roll-ups.

If you love chicken, check out this popular one-pan Chicken Madeira and all of our favorite chicken recipes HERE.

Must-try Chicken Pesto Roll Ups! Stuffed with cheese, juicy tomatoes and pesto! Chicken Pesto Roll Ups taste like fine dining, but are so easy to make. | natashaskitchen.com

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  • Jim Martin
    December 1, 2020

    Is that a cast-iron roasting pan with a plastic handle you used. The manufactures name??

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      December 1, 2020

      Hi Jim, this was the Staub braiser and we LOVE it! It’s very versatile

      Reply

  • Rosemary Ford
    November 26, 2020

    Made this last night and will be saved in my ‘keeper’ list! Thanks very much for creating this it was very well received!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      November 26, 2020

      You’re so welcome, Rosemary. I’m happy to know that you loved the roll ups!

      Reply

  • Pjay99
    November 17, 2020

    What an impressive dish! We loved it.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 17, 2020

      That’s so great! I’m so glad you enjoyed this recipe!

      Reply

  • Jean Hershey
    October 13, 2020

    Never write reviews…BUT this is amazing! Saved to my “keepers” file.

    Made as written…tweeked by putting seared chicken on top of halfway cooked spaghetti (in oven proof bowl) and adding the sauce…then cooking in 375degree oven as stated. Added basil and about 3 T. Of olive oil to pasta.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 13, 2020

      That’s so great! It sounds like you have a new favorite!

      Reply

  • Sarah M.
    October 6, 2020

    Hi Natasha. This recipe looks amazing. I would love to recreate your masterpiece; however, my family is anti-tomato. I personally love tomatoes. In order to please everyone, do you think I can substitute tomatoes with mushrooms? Or will that ruin the pesto flavor? I know someone earlier mentioned roasted red peppers. I would appreciate any feedback. Thanks again.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      October 6, 2020

      Hello Sarah, we love this recipe with tomatoes and haven’t tried without it yet but others commented and shared this. “Didn’t have regular tomatoes but substituted baby spinach leaves. Used fresh basil from the garden and homemade pesto. It smells wonderful. Thanks for this recipe!” I hope that helps.

      Reply

  • Nonna Nette
    September 28, 2020

    I would like to make your chicken pesto rollups for a dinner party, when they will be the third course and I have the following two questions:

    1) Could I substitute goat cheese for the mozzarella inside the rollup and continue to sprinkle mozzarella on top? Or use goat cheese within the roll-up and on top.

    2) Could I prepare the chicken up to Step 3 and then do step 4 (bake in oven) later?

    Please advise.

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    • Natasha
      September 29, 2020

      Hi Nonna, I haven’t tried this with goat cheese inside, but if you test it, please let me know how it goes. You can prep them ahead and bake later. That would work great.

      Reply

  • Bmarie
    September 11, 2020

    So I didn’t have tooth picks and really dont trust I have fully cooked rolled meat. Instead I fried the chicken cutlets flat then added the pesto and cherry tomatoes and put it in the oven until the tomatoes began to burst. Once that happened I sprinkled it all with cheese then put it in the broiler to brown it a bit. Served on side of plain spaghetti with butter. This was so good! Thanks for the inspiration ☺️

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 12, 2020

      You’re welcome! I’m so happy you enjoyed this recipe!

      Reply

  • Bev Jackson
    September 6, 2020

    Tried your chicken pesto roll-ups last night and served them to 3 good friends. They were a bit tricky to roll but were absolutely delicious and looked lovely , I will make them again

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      September 6, 2020

      Hello Bev, thanks for sharing that with us. I am so glad that you and your friends loved this pesto roll!

      Reply

  • Blaine Maus
    August 27, 2020

    Great recipe !! I have made this dish about 5 times so i decided to mix things up a little bit by adding stuffing to each roll up and extra in the pan in the oven. Great results my son and i loved it and decided to keep it Try it its a fun new enjoy Natasha’s dish

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 27, 2020

      That’s just awesome! Thank you so much for sharing that with me!

      Reply

  • Pam
    August 27, 2020

    Made this last night, so good. I have made a couple other of your recipes. They are always so delicious!!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 27, 2020

      I’m so happy to hear that Pam!

      Reply

  • Sherrie
    August 17, 2020

    I made this tonight. It was delicious. It had all our favorite things in it. Will surely make it again. So glad I have found your videos and recipes on Facebook.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      August 18, 2020

      Awesome! So happy to know that you enjoyed this recipe. Thanks for sharing!

      Reply

  • Teri
    August 16, 2020

    Delicious! I served it over PARMESAN, SUN-DRIED TOMATO, AND BASIL RICE – found on Pinterest.

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      August 16, 2020

      That is great! Thanks for your good feedback.

      Reply

  • Debbie Moore
    August 2, 2020

    They are so good and excellent as leftovers. Don’t let the recipe intimidate you, it is easy!!!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      August 2, 2020

      I love it! Agreed, it looks intimidating but it’s easy once you get how it works. Thanks for sharing that with us, Debbie.

      Reply

  • Maureen
    July 29, 2020

    Tried this recipe for the first time tonight, and it was delicious!! Outstanding is more like it and two thumbs up from my family! I think I may have “overstuffed” my chicken breasts (LOL!). Not seeing your photo first Natasha, I rolled the breasts up, and literally had 3-4 toothpicks in each one so you can imagine how hard it was to brown them, not to mention when I took them out of the oven, I had to be real careful where I was cutting!! I used a large red heirloom tomato from a farmers market along with heirloom cherry tomatoes, and I used your homemade pesto recipe!! What a great flavorful recipe!!! Yum!!!!!!!!! Thank you!!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 29, 2020

      I’m so happy you enjoyed this recipe, Maureen! I’m so glad you enjoyed that!

      Reply

  • Bonnie Kivett
    July 23, 2020

    Just had these and they were so good! With so much flavor, they were like a dish at a fancy restaurant. I followed your recipe and again, love that you list amounts in the instructions so I don’t have to scroll up & down. 5⭐️

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      July 23, 2020

      Thank you so much for your great comments, Bonnie. We appreciate it!

      Reply

  • mary
    July 9, 2020

    Your recipes are great and your radiant personality only adds to them. I added sundried tomatoes to the chicken breasts instead of fresh ones and it was perfect. Thank you

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      July 9, 2020

      Love it, Mary! Thank you so much for sharing that with us, we appreciate it!

      Reply

  • Tina
    May 30, 2020

    I love this chicken dish! Super easy and delicious! Thank you!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 30, 2020

      I’m so glad you enjoyed that Tina!

      Reply

  • Blaine Maus
    April 26, 2020

    I made this dish tonight The Pesto stuffed chicken roll ups I changed it a little by adding Stuffing in the middle and used 4 inch bamboo pics VERY GOOD Yum
    Thanks for all ur work cooking great food !!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      April 26, 2020

      That is a good idea. Thanks for giving this recipe a try and great feedback!

      Reply

  • Lou
    April 22, 2020

    Delicious! I added garlic powder and more pesto to the drippings and served it over cooked whole wheat pasta.

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      April 22, 2020

      Sounds yummy! Thanks for sharing that with u.

      Reply

  • Nancy
    March 29, 2020

    I’m making meals for the freezer. What is the best way to prepare this chicken? Should I prepare it right up to the baking time, then freeze and do the baking when ready to use?

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 29, 2020

      Hi Nancy, I haven’t tried freezing them so I’m not 100% sure how they would work after thawing and reheating. It will have to be an experiment :-). Let me know if you test that out! It sounds like a good idea!

      Reply

  • BRENDA
    March 8, 2020

    Another one I’d give more stars to! This was fantastic! I made it just as written and it was great. I already can’t wait to make it again-hubby loved it too. I’ve been cooking for almost 50 yrs but I can never have too many recipes, lol.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 9, 2020

      That’s just awesome!! Thank you for sharing your wonderful review, Brenda!!

      Reply

      • Brenda
        May 17, 2020

        I have another comment-I’ve made this 2 more times but I changed it a bit: instead of the roll ups, I just put the breasts in a skillet and cooked them, then I topped with pesto and mozz cheese and tossed some cherry tomatoes in the pan and covered it until cheese melted. It’s still the same great taste but much easier to make. Thanks again for the recipe

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  • Luke
    February 20, 2020

    Can this be made in a slow cooker?

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 20, 2020

      Hi Luke. I haven’t really tested that to advise but if you decide to experiment on it please share with us how it goes.

      Reply

  • stina
    October 1, 2019

    Absolutely amazing! So much flavored packed in these. Thank you for sharing!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 1, 2019

      You’re welcome! I’m so glad you enjoyed that!

      Reply

  • Charlene Floyd
    September 23, 2019

    Natasha,

    I made this tonight even though I really wasn’t in the mood to cook. It was so easy and SO Good!!!! Everything I’ve tried so far has been excellent!!! Natasha’s kitchen is my go to. Thank you!!!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 24, 2019

      That’s just awesome!! Thank you for sharing your wonderful review, Charlene!

      Reply

  • Natalia
    September 22, 2019

    Absolutely delicious! thank you Natasha=)
    Since I found your site, I have been cooking your recipes for a month so far and they are all incredible!!!
    P.S
    I told my husband: “Wow, her recipes are the best. Why so?Probably because she is Ukrainian=)”

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 23, 2019

      I’m so glad you discovered our site, Natalia! Thank you for that great feedback.

      Reply

  • Tammy
    September 16, 2019

    I just made these tonight…..delicious! My only question is is there a trick to rolling them together? I did the best I could, but they were kind of falling apart on me. Thank you

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    • Natasha
      September 17, 2019

      Hi Tammy, the toothpick definitely helps to hold them together. That’s what I do.

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      • Tammy
        September 18, 2019

        I used toothpicks, but they still seemed to fall apart somewhat. Yours just look so perfect.

        Reply

        • Natasha
          September 18, 2019

          You might also try sauteeing with the toothpick side down first to seal that edge better before turning them over.

          Reply

  • Kathy Cunningham
    August 18, 2019

    I think this may be the first time I have ever commented on a recipe but I had to!! This meal was amazing! It really was like going to a restaurant, my hubby said it was a new favorite. I can’t wait to make it for my kids when they come over for our once a month dinner! This is the third recipe I have made of yours – I made the Spatchcock chicken a few days ago and it was also incredible and I have the banana bread in the oven right now. Can’t wait to try more. Thank you Natasha!!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 18, 2019

      Your home must smell so good right now with that banana bread in the oven. Thank you so much for sharing that awesome review with me.

      Reply

  • Bev
    August 4, 2019

    Made this for dinner tonight, stuffed with your Pesto recipe that I made yesterday. OMG! This is soooo good! So easy to prepare. Another winner, Natasha! But then again, all of your recipes are the best.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 4, 2019

      That’s so great! It sounds like you have a new favorite!

      Reply

  • MJ
    July 21, 2019

    Made this recipe last night and my husband and I just loved it. Very easy to put together and fast to cook. I don’t have a pan to put in the oven so I did them on the stove and covered the chicken for a while. Thank you for a great recipe and a wonderful dinner. Will for sure be sharing this recipe and also making it often.

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 21, 2019

      I’m so glad you enjoyed it!

      Reply

  • Pat
    July 20, 2019

    Chicken pesto roll ups were freakishly amazing….definitely a keeper….thanks Natasha 😘

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 20, 2019

      That’s so great! It sounds like you have a new favorite!

      Reply

  • D. Kristoff
    July 10, 2019

    I have frozen them successfully several times.

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 10, 2019

      Thank you so much for sharing that!

      Reply

  • Just Me
    July 10, 2019

    Can I freeze and reheat leftovers? It’s only my hubby and I. I’d like to make the full recipe and reheat leftovers later in the week or the following week. Sounds yummy and simple! Also, love all the tweak ideas in the reviews.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 10, 2019

      Hi! I haven’t tried freezing them so I’m not 100% sure how they would work after thawing and reheating. It will have to be an experiment :-). Let me know if you test that out! It sounds like a good idea!

      Reply

  • Cathy
    July 3, 2019

    Substituted sun dried tomatoes for the sliced tomatoes inside the roll ups, and I used a TBS of the sun dried tomato oil with the butter. Used shredded Italian 6 cheese blend, and also topped with the multi variety (heirloom like) cherry tomatoes. YUM! It’s a keeper!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 3, 2019

      That’s just awesome!! Thank you for sharing your wonderful review with us Cathy!

      Reply

  • Shawnee Bigelow
    June 30, 2019

    I made this recipe tonight for my father’s 72nd birthday dinner. Oh my goodness, it was absolutely amazing! My mom and dad loved it and my tongue actually did flips! It was juicy and tender, and the flavor was just over the top. I used great quality mozzarella cheese and pesto and the cheesy outcome was well worth the extra dollar! Thank you Natasha… You continue to grace our dinner table with your amazing recipes!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 30, 2019

      That’s just awesome, Shawnee!! Thank you for sharing your wonderful review

      Reply

  • janice
    May 30, 2019

    Used yellow tomatoes inside the chicken, used homemade (I had frozen it) pesto, and served it with garlic spaghetti, this was so delicious! Sent leftovers to my son-in-law who said a definite top three from me but he was struggling to figure out what the other two were!!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 30, 2019

      That’s just awesome, Janice! I’m so happy you all enjoyed this recipe!

      Reply

  • D. Kristoff
    May 17, 2019

    Made for company dinner of 16. Everyone loved the flavour, tenderness, and visual appeal.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 17, 2019

      Awww that’s the best! I’m so happy you all enjoyed this recipe! Thank you so much for sharing that with me.

      Reply

  • Fafa
    May 7, 2019

    Hi Natasha,
    Can I do all this on the stove or do I have to use an oven, cause I don’t have one at the moment.

    Reply

    • Natasha
      May 8, 2019

      Hi Fafa, you could do it on the stove-top, but I would suggest cooking over lower heat and check the internal temperature of the chicken for doneness to make sure it is fully cooked through. You might cover with the lid for the last couple of minutes to melt the cheese nicely, and it would probably cook faster on the stovetop.

      Reply

  • Kathy
    March 20, 2019

    I’ve also made your recipe and it become one of my favorites!

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 20, 2019

      I’m so happy you enjoyed that. Thank you for sharing that with us!

      Reply

  • Nancy
    March 17, 2019

    Absolutely delish !!! Please tell me the name of the pan you used for this recipe. Thank you so much. Your recipes are excellent and quick to throw together. All the best !

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 17, 2019

      Hi Nancy, this was the Staub braiser and we LOVE it! It’s very versatile

      Reply

  • Karen M
    March 13, 2019

    Made this tonight it was delicious- will be makingbit again! Great recipe – shared with my newly married daughter. Follow you on Facebook and instagram!!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 13, 2019

      Awww that’s the best! Thank you so much for sharing that with me, Karen :). I’m all smiles!

      Reply

  • Leyla Aktekin
    March 12, 2019

    I prepared this dish a few days ago and it was absolutely delicious! I did season the chicken with Italian seasoning and added baby spinach to the roll-up. I will be making this dish regularly. Thank you for sharing, Natasha!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 12, 2019

      That’s so great! It sounds like you have a new favorite, Leyla!

      Reply

      • Leyla Aktekin
        March 13, 2019

        Absolutely! I’ve shared it with my co-workers and on my Facebook page. Excited to try many more of your delicious recipes! 🙂

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        • Natashas Kitchen
          March 13, 2019

          Thank you for sharing that with your co-workers, Leyla!!

          Reply

  • Raya
    February 1, 2019

    Hi Natasha. Another delicious recipe! If I want to make this for a big crowd how can I do that? Can I fry them on the stove top and then transfer to a large baking sheet and put in the oven? Cover with foil?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 1, 2019

      Hi Raya, that’s exactly how we do that! I look forward to your feedback & hope you love this recipe!

      Reply

  • Jenn
    January 15, 2019

    Came out a bit salty, which may have been from the brand of pesto I was using.

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    • Natasha
      January 17, 2019

      Hi Jenn, that is the likely culprit since there isn’t much added salt in this recipe besides seasoning the chicken pieces early on – also be sure not to over-season the chicken pieces. I have found that it’s easiest to tell how much salt I am adding by pinching and sprinkling the salt by hand. Hope that helps! 🙂

      Reply

  • Denice Bailey
    January 9, 2019

    Made this last night and my hubby says, “this rivals a restaurant babe!”

    A homerun in my book!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 9, 2019

      That’s so awesome! Thank you for sharing that great review with us!

      Reply

  • Deborah
    January 8, 2019

    I have now made these 3 times, and they are on this weeks menu. My husband loves this recipe!

    I add some white wine before it goes in the oven, and sliced mushrooms w/ the tomatoes. My husband loves mushrooms and they go perfect w/ this recipe! The light Sauvignon Blanc wine was a nice added flavor.

    I also make my own pesto, never knew it was so easy to make!

    Thank You for a great recipe!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 9, 2019

      You’re so welcome! Thank you for that wonderful review! It sounds like you have a new favorite!

      Reply

  • Debbie
    January 8, 2019

    I made this tonight, with a slight variation on the recipe! I skipped the pan frying step, and put the roll ups in a glass baking dish with the olive oil and butter. I baked them, covered with aluminum foil, for 30 minutes, then uncovered for 10 minutes to brown them, and then uncovered for another 5 minutes with the additional shredded mozzarella on top to melt the cheese! They were delicious! My husband said, wow please make sure you keep this recipe to make it again! 🙂

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 8, 2019

      That’s just awesome!! Thank you so much for sharing that with me.

      Reply

    • Barb
      January 9, 2019

      At what temp did you bake these?

      Reply

  • Jessica
    January 6, 2019

    Served these for the first time to a crowd of ten young adults tonight. I made a slight variation with a garlic, wilted spinach and cheese instead of the pesto because I couldn’t get any basil. The reviews were outstanding from all my guests. Every plate was cleaned! Thank you for sharing this with the world, I can’t wait to make it again. 🌎 😋

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 6, 2019

      That’s just awesome!! Thank you for sharing your wonderful review 🙂

      Reply

  • Leanne
    December 11, 2018

    Just made it. Not as pretty as yours but so tasty. Family loved it!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 11, 2018

      Sounds like you found a new family favorite, Leanne!

      Reply

  • Jane Lueneburg
    December 10, 2018

    Can’t wait to try these. A hint: empty liners from cold cereal boxes
    are great for pounding chicken. Also, saying “cut horizontal” would make more sense to me than “lengthwise”. Thanks.

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 10, 2018

      That’s a great tip and an awesome way to reuse! Thank you for sharing that with us Jane!

      Reply

  • MaryJane
    October 14, 2018

    This is an amazing dish! We use the pan drippings and make a quick sauce for linguine! Its heaven!

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 14, 2018

      That’s just awesome!! Thank you for sharing your wonderful review 🙂

      Reply

  • Lena
    October 9, 2018

    Aaamazing recipe Natasha! My husband even said I cook better than the restaurant after he tried this meal😅thanks to u! Most of my recipes are from your website! Keep them recipes rolling🤗

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 10, 2018

      That’s amazing! I’m so happy you bother loved this! Thank you for this wonderful review!

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  • Eric
    September 26, 2018

    Hello. I think this recipe looks amazing and I want to try it. My biggest problem is that I live in China so my house doesn’t have a real oven and premade pesto is very hard to come by. Do you think it would turn out okay if I did it entirely on the stovetop with a homemade pesto? Also, do you have a homemade pesto recipe you particularly like?

    Thanks!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 27, 2018

      Hi Eric! Thank you for your amazing feedback! That’s a great question! We have a basil pesto recipe here! I hope you like it!

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  • Angela
    September 23, 2018

    Could boneless skinless chicken thighs be used in place of breasts? They seem to be more tender.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 23, 2018

      Hi Angela, I haven’t tried it with thighs, here is what one of our readers said: “I made it over the weekend with chicken thighs because we don’t like chicken breast, did it all according to directions but less pesto just a thin layer maybe 1tsp. It was delicious, husband loved it, it was very delicious and i think I have to make it again this week! Thank you for great and delicious recipes Natasha!” I hope this helps!

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  • tracy
    September 22, 2018

    omg!! made these roll ups for my wife tonite and she LOVED it!!! you make it easy for a non-cooker to cook. thanks

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 22, 2018

      I’m so happy to hear that! Thanks Tracy!

      Reply

  • Dana
    September 18, 2018

    I watched your posts on FB, and I did a lot of them. You are fabulous. Thank you for your time and receipts. you

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 18, 2018

      Hi Dana! Thank you so much for watching those! I’m so happy you discovered our blog.

      Reply

  • NICKI HAYWOOD
    September 12, 2018

    WHAT WONDERFUL RECIPES YOU HAVE, THANK YOU SOO MUCH !!!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 12, 2018

      Thank you Nicki! I’m so happy you are enjoying them!!

      Reply

  • Susan u
    September 11, 2018

    This was my first try at this recipe. I think it overcooked… the chicken was rubbery! I used the cook times exactly per the recipe.

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    • Natasha
      September 11, 2018

      Hi Susan, it could be due to having the heat higher which would cook the chicken faster.

      Reply

  • Patrice
    September 11, 2018

    Delicious recipe! I added Kalamata olives with the cherry tomatoes, and it was perfect!!!! I got lots of compliments. Thanks!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 11, 2018

      Hi Patrice! Thank you for the great review! I’m so happy you enjoyed this recipe!

      Reply

  • taju
    September 10, 2018

    Merhaba natasha bu akşam deneyeceğim sonucu göreceğim ama mükemmel görünüyor

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 10, 2018

      Hi Taju! Enjoy! Thanks for the awesome review!

      Reply

  • Jennifer Forde
    September 6, 2018

    Hi I love this recipe but sometimes pesto doesn’t agree with me. Can you recommend a replacement for the pesto? Thanks

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 6, 2018

      Hi Jennifer. One of our readers mentioned omitting the pesto and still enjoys the recipe. Are you a fan of chimichurri? Although it might not be perfect for this recipe a substitution like spinach may work instead of basil and you can make your own sauce? Pesto is a bit hard to replace since it is so unique.

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  • Nomi
    September 4, 2018

    Hi Natasha,
    Love this recipe but could you plz tell me substitute of wine as I don’t consume wine?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 4, 2018

      Hi Nomi, This recipe does not come with wine. Were trying to comment on another one by chance?

      Reply

  • John Vieira
    August 30, 2018

    My family and I LOVE this dish. It’s so flavourful and delicious, and pretty easy to make. A hit every time!! Paired with a nice risotto and a salad with balsamic vinegar and olive oil, you think you’re in a fancy restaurant. Thanks, Natasha!!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 30, 2018

      You’re so welcome John! I”m so happy your family enjoyed these! Thank you for the awesome review!

      Reply

  • Ana
    August 29, 2018

    Natasha you have changed my daily meal plans and I truly greatly appreciate your recipes. So far I have cooked seven of your recipes and I love them all please keep them coming!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 29, 2018

      Wow! Thank you so much Ana! You’re so nice! I appreciate the amazing feedback!

      Reply

  • Patricia
    August 28, 2018

    Fantastic, beautiful and easy. What more could you want!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 28, 2018

      Thank you for this amazing review, Patricia!! I’m so happy you enjoyed that!

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  • Liz Bruns
    August 16, 2018

    Hi Natasha, I love your cooking sight! Your recipes are simple and down to earth. I am allergic to garlic and pine nuts so I made my own pesto with spinach and fresh basil, a little lemon juice, parmasen cheese, and olive oil to put in the roll ups. Absolutely delicious! Served with zoodles!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 16, 2018

      That sounds amazing Liz! Thank you for for sharing you version with us!

      Reply

  • Patricia
    August 15, 2018

    Making these tonight. Didn’t have regular tomatoes but substituted baby spinach leaves. Used fresh basil from the garden and homemade pesto. It smells wonderful. Thanks for this recipe!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 15, 2018

      You’re so welcome Patricia! Thank you for the wonderful review.

      Reply

  • Beth H
    August 13, 2018

    Made this tonight, and it was a hit with everyone! I usually don’t like chicken breast (too dry for me), but these came out very good. We had homemade pesto and tomatoes from our garden – perfection!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 14, 2018

      That’s so great Beth! I’m so glad you enjoyed it! Thank you for the wonderful review!

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  • Diana
    August 12, 2018

    Fabulous! Will definitely be making this again. My only modifications were Provolone instead of Mozzarella (I find Mozzarella rather bland) and threw in Baby Bella mushrooms (because . . . mushrooms). Excellent!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 12, 2018

      Thank you for sharing your version with us! I appreciate the awesome review Diana 🙂

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  • Christine
    August 11, 2018

    It”s really good. I’m from Belgium and i like your receipt.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 11, 2018

      Thank you so much Christine! I’m so happy you enjoyed it!

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  • Lucine Khatcherian
    August 10, 2018

    Hi Natasha!

    I’m curious as to what brand/model pots and pans you use to cook with. I’m in the market for a new set and I love that you always go from stove-top to over with yours!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 10, 2018

      I used this one here for this recipe! Its so perfect to use between the oven and the stove top! Thank you for the great review!

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  • Elfi
    August 7, 2018

    Absolutely delicious! In my house one person does not care for pesto and another does not care for cheese. Preparation of several of the roll ups without these ingredients wasn’t the challenge as much as distinguishing which was which when they came out of the oven! Next time I will use colored toothpicks to color code them!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 7, 2018

      What a great idea! I’m happy you were able to work this out for everyone!

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  • reva Berg
    August 6, 2018

    Instead of frying the chicken pesto roll ups. Can they be baked?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 6, 2018

      I haven’t tried that Reva! If you experiment please let me know how you like the recipe!

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  • Jennifer Dawn Makar
    August 4, 2018

    It’s never as easy as you make it look. Lol I always make a big mess and juices leak out when I am trying to roll the chicken up. But, it’s so worth the mess and effort because the taste to great! Love your recipes and videos. Thanks so much

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 4, 2018

      It does get messy with some of these! Thanks for following Jennifer!

      Reply

  • Marty Maranto
    August 3, 2018

    nice idea.. the chicken roll ups. I have one request.. use less plastic baggies. simple plastic wrap ( while still plastic works. or parchment paper maybe.. just trying to get the public to stop buying so much plastic. The baggies can be washed and reused.. but once you’ve put chicken in there I can see why one would not want to do that.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 3, 2018

      Thank you Marty! We definitely try our best.

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  • Victor Laiviera
    July 31, 2018

    What kind of pesto did you use? Genovese (with basil and pine nuts)?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 31, 2018

      Hi Victor! We used Kirkland Basil Pesto from Costco

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  • Jen
    July 29, 2018

    I did alter it a bit and used another cheese and also didn’t have small tomatoes so instead cut up a potato. The result was amazing! The flavors all went into the potatoes . Will definitely be making it again 😋😋😋

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 30, 2018

      Awesome! So happy you liked it!

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  • Buck McCully
    June 26, 2018

    Very easy to make. My wife is still working and I surprised her with this meal. She said it was restaurant quality. I have to say it was delicious.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 26, 2018

      I’m so happy to hear that! Thank you for sharing your great review, Buck!

      Reply

  • Lisa
    June 22, 2018

    I absolutely love this recipe! Follow it to a T “ no need to change anything”

    It’s a Hugh hit with my family and friends.
    Thanks Natasha for a great recipe

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 22, 2018

      I’m so happy you enjoyed that. Thank you for sharing that with us, Lisa!

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  • Maureen Danchuk
    June 20, 2018

    Great with spagetti

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 20, 2018

      Thank you for sharing your great review!

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  • Maureen Danchuks
    June 20, 2018

    I love your recipes and wish I had more energy for all of them. 70 years old with bad back. Simple recipes are really great for seniors.
    Yours are so good.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 20, 2018

      Thank you for that wonderful compliment! I’m so inspired reading your review. Thank you!

      Reply

  • Katy
    May 22, 2018

    Can these be made ahead and frozen??

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    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      May 22, 2018

      Hi Katy, I haven’t experimented with freezing them so its difficult to say. If anyone tried freezing these, please share your results.

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  • Marlen Bihun
    April 13, 2018

    Would the spinach just be put on uncooked along with tomatoes?

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    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      April 13, 2018

      Hi Marlen, that is how I would do it. 🙂

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  • Jana Kay Thurmond
    April 5, 2018

    Love, love, love the 🐔 pesto rollups!!! My husband was like “pile it on…” So delicious!

    Thank you

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      April 5, 2018

      Awesome! 🙂 I’m happy to hear how much you both love the recipe. Thanks for sharing your great review!

      Reply

  • Olga
    March 29, 2018

    These are delicious. Seriously. Like the best recipe with chicken. You have amazing recipes, Natasha.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 30, 2018

      I’m happy to hear how much you love this recipe Olga! Thanks for following and sharing your excellent review!

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  • Niloofar
    March 10, 2018

    Hi Natasha, I’m on Ketogenic diet and I make this recipe every week. It’s so good. Even my non-keto hubby loves it. Looking forward to more keto/low-carb recipes. Thanks.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 12, 2018

      I’m glad to hear how much you both love the recipe! Thanks for sharing your fantastic review!

      Reply

  • Anneta salagornik
    March 10, 2018

    Can I use chicken tenderloin? Would that alter the baking time?

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    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      March 10, 2018

      Hi Anneta, the chicken tenderloins will likely be smaller in size so they will probably bake up a little faster. I suggest cutting into one to check for doneness to be sure.

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  • Crystal Wall
    March 6, 2018

    Mouth watering delicious!!! I will definitely be making this recipe again. I added yellow pepper slices . Thank you

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 7, 2018

      You’re welcome Crystal! I’m glad you love the recipe, thanks for sharing!

      Reply

  • sue aita
    March 4, 2018

    Delicious! Instead of sliced tomato I added Roasted Red Peppers on the inside! Fantastic!!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 5, 2018

      Yum, that sounds good Sue! Thanks for sharing your great review!

      Reply

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