Chicken Pesto Roll Ups (VIDEO)

Pesto Chicken. 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

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.

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. 🙂

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The list of ingredients in this pesto chicken is short and and uncomplicated. P.S. We fell in love with the pesto sauce from Costco so if you haven’t tried that – add that to your shopping list (no this is not a paid promotion – we just love it and want you to discover it also).

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

Ingredients for Pesto Chicken Roll Ups:

4 med/large (2 lbs) chicken breasts,
Garlic Salt, to taste
Black Pepper, to taste
1/2 cup (8 Tbsp) Pesto sauce (We love Costco’s pesto!)
8 oz Shredded mozzarella cheese (reserve 2 oz for topping)
1 large or 2 medium tomatos, thinly sliced into 16 rings
1 cup cherry tomatoes, optional
Fresh basil leaves, shredded, optional garnish

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.

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 preheated oven and bake 425˚F for 13-15 minutes (13 minutes for these 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!

⬇Print-Friendly Chicken Pesto Roll-Ups Recipe:

Chicken Pesto Roll-Ups (VIDEO)

4.92 from 57 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
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) (We love Costco's pesto!)
  • 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*
Total Fat 16g 25%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 95mg 32%
Sodium 745mg 31%
Potassium 520mg 15%
Total Carbohydrates 3g 1%
Sugars 1g
Protein 32g 64%
Vitamin A 15.3%
Vitamin C 9.4%
Calcium 25.6%
Iron 4.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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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  • 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 Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 22, 2018

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

  • Maureen Danchuk
    June 20, 2018

    Great with spagetti Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 20, 2018

      Thank you for sharing your great review! Reply

  • 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. Reply

    • 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?? Reply

    • 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. Reply

  • Marlen Bihun
    April 13, 2018

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

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      April 13, 2018

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

  • Jana Kay Thurmond
    April 5, 2018

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

    Thank you Reply

    • 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. Reply

    • 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! Reply

  • 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. Reply

    • 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? Reply

    • 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. Reply

  • Crystal Wall
    March 6, 2018

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

    • 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!! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 5, 2018

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

  • Pj
    March 3, 2018

    Natasha, your recipe sounds awesome! I love pesto anything and bought some premade @ Costco too. It’s so so good! One question though. Vine-ripened tomatoes are not in season yet so am wondering if I could substitute well-drained strips of sun-dried tomatoes in the chicken instead? I don’t want to overpower the flavors. I will make the real-McCoy when tomatoes come into season. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      March 5, 2018

      Hi Pj, I haven’t tried that but it sure sounds like a tasty substitution! Let me know if you experiment 🙂 Reply

  • Spring
    February 28, 2018

    It was extremely wonderful, definitely a keeper, super easy thanks. Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 1, 2018

      You’re welcome Spring, I’m glad you love the recipe! Thanks for sharing! Reply

  • Rick Russ
    February 26, 2018

    I made this tonight and just finished dinner It was outstanding. Thank you for posting this recipe Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 26, 2018

      You’re welcome Rick! I’m glad you enjoy the recipe so much. Thanks for sharing your great review! Reply

  • Melissa
    February 26, 2018

    I plan to make these for 8 people…I’m thinking of making them ahead about an hour and putting them on a jelly roll pan to finish baking right when I plan to serve them? What are your thoughts or cooking time suggestions? These look amazing! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      February 26, 2018

      Hi Melissa, if they are not going to be refrigerated in between, I would keep the baking time the same. You could double check for doneness with an instant read thermometer or by cutting one of them in half. Reply

  • Paula Margonie
    February 22, 2018

    Hi Natasha, My only challenge has been cutting the chicken thin enough for rolling. I decided to have the butcher at my grocery store cut the chicken according to your recipe. They turned out much better! This recipe has become a family favorite! Always enjoy your recipes! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      February 22, 2018

      That is so smart to have the butcher do it! Thank you for that tip! 🙂 Reply

  • Diane
    February 21, 2018

    Love your recipes and have done several. Wondering if you could butterfly the breasts to stuff instead of halving? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      February 21, 2018

      Hi Diane, I hope I am understanding your comment correctly. I suppose you could butterfly a halved piece of chicken breast, but just butterflying a whole chicken breast would give you a very large and thick roll-up which would take much longer to cook through. Reply

      • Diane
        February 21, 2018

        Thanks Natasha. Thank you also for your recipes, I follow them on Facebook. I believe over half my go to recipes are yours! Reply

        • Natasha's Kitchen
          February 22, 2018

          My pleasure Diane! 🙂 Reply

  • Carmen
    February 20, 2018

    Will you gave me the recipe for the pesto sauce, I want to make my sauce Reply

  • Monique Straughter
    February 19, 2018

    We have fix the Chicken Pesto Roll Up. Its very good and its also a conversation piece at our dinner table tonight. Cant stop talking about it. Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 19, 2018

      I’m glad to hear the recipe is such a hit! Thanks for sharing your wonderful review! Reply

  • Dolreich
    February 3, 2018

    I am from India….and I love your recipies….. these are soooo good…. I make them quite often…. my family loves them…

    Thanks for all your video recipies… love love them Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 3, 2018

      My pleasure! I’m happy to hear how much you and your family are enjoying the recipes. Thanks for following! Reply

  • Carol Bachman
    January 29, 2018

    Tried this recipe tonight after watching your video and it was super easy and my family said it was definitely a repeat…hoping to see some more recipes for the Instant Pot I also received for Christmas. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      January 29, 2018

      Hi Carol, I’m loving my instant pot also! Have you seen our current instant pot recipesReply

  • Jenn
    January 29, 2018

    I made this with a red pesto from Aldi. Very good. Will make again. Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 29, 2018

      I’m glad you enjoy the recipe Jenn! Thanks for sharing your great review! Reply

  • Rogelio
    January 21, 2018

    Made this for the Government, she loved them! She said I can stay another week.🙂 Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 21, 2018

      I’m glad to hear that, thanks for sharing! Reply

  • Margie
    January 15, 2018

    Can u include nutrition information Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 15, 2018

      Due to time constraints, I don’t typically include nutritional info, but check out this nutrition analyzer – you can plug in the ingredients from any recipe, select the serving size and it will give you nutritional info, calories, etc. I hope that is helpful to you Margie! Reply

  • Chrsty Denton
    January 10, 2018

    My family loves this dish! I added fresh garlic and spinach to the roll ups! So yummy! Thanks for sharing ☺ Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 10, 2018

      You’re welcome Christy! I’m glad to hear the recipe is such a hit. Thanks for sharing your great review with other readers! Reply

  • Patricia
    January 7, 2018

    This reciepe is now a week day dinner staple. Love it! Thank you. Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 7, 2018

      You’re welcome Patricia! I’m glad to hear how much you enjoy the recipe. Thanks for sharing! 🙂 Reply

  • Elena
    January 6, 2018

    delicious! they turned out really good, Thanks Natasha for sharing your wonderful recipes. Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 7, 2018

      You’re welcome Elena! I’m glad you enjoy the recipe. Thanks for sharing your great review! Reply

  • Laura
    December 27, 2017

    WOW! ABSOLUTELY AMAZING! Definitely a recipe to impress when having company over.
    I learned that its important to make sure to pound the chicken slices thinner then you think they should be so theres no pink in the middle. Used a mandolin slicer to slice really thin tomatoes–made it easier to roll up. Oh…and my house smelled like an Italian restaurant. 🙂 My family LOVED these! Thanks for the recipe. 🙂 Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      December 28, 2017

      My pleasure Laura! I’m glad to hear how much you enjoy the recipe. Thanks for sharing your fantastic review with other readers! Reply

  • Stephanie Marsh
    December 27, 2017

    This is the best!!! I have made it several times and it’s a great dish. It’s an easy delicious, foolproof dish. For anyone who likes pesto, this is a GREAT dish to make. It’s easy to follow the recipe and you can’t go wrong with it. Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      December 28, 2017

      I’m happy to hear how much you love the recipe Stephanie! Thanks for sharing your excellent review with other readers! Reply

  • w
    December 27, 2017

    I didn’t bother with the oven. Folded the tenderized chicken on over the pesto and mozzarella, (no tomates) and skillet fried on low heat with butter. Added lemon the end for a brown butter lemon sauce. Excellent. Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      December 27, 2017

      I’m happy to hear the recipe is a success. Thanks for sharing your great review! Reply

    • Ann
      January 4, 2018

      I haven’t tried yet, but I think I would stick with the stove…adding a cup of white wine and letting it reduce to half would give a lovely sauce…very similar to a basic chicken in white wine sauce but I love the stuffing of pesto, tomatoes, and cheese…definitely going to try! Reply

  • Lisa
    December 27, 2017

    Do you know how many calories this didn’t would be, approx. per chicken? Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      December 27, 2017

      Due to time constraints, I don’t typically include nutritional info, but check out this nutrition analyzer – you can plug in the ingredients from any recipe, select the serving size and it will give you nutritional info, calories, etc. I hope that is helpful to you! Reply

  • Kimberly Gandara
    December 26, 2017

    I made this for Christmas dinner. It was excellent. I only had chive and onion cream cheese and it gave the dish that extra burst of flavor. My husband could not stop raving about this dish. Reply

    • Kimberly Gandara
      December 26, 2017

      I also added fresh spinach. Scrumptious! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      December 26, 2017

      I’m happy to hear you both enjoy the recipe. Thanks for sharing your great review! Reply

  • Kristin
    December 22, 2017

    I love these! Had some difficulty rolling and keeping the ingredients in the roll but I read your suggestions from another post and I’ll try those next time. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      December 22, 2017

      Thank you for making them Kristin. Let me know how it goes next time. Have a great Christmas 😬 Reply

  • Carolyn Schultz
    December 11, 2017

    I have made these 3 times in the last month and a half! So delicious!! How can you go wrong with anything with Pesto in it ;+). I also add a pint of sliced mushrooms when I add the grape tomatoes. They come out so buttery! My only challenge is still how to flatten the chicken breast where it will roll up so tight with the tomato slices and cheese in it. I try to cut them in half and flatten them but I tend to put holes in the chicken. But I’ll keep practicing because this recipe is so easy and delicious!! I serve it over a small amount of Angel Hair Pasta. Thank you for sharing this recipe!! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      December 11, 2017

      Hi Carolyn, I’m so glad you loved the recipe enough to make it 3 times! Thanks for sharing that with us :). There are different sized chicken breasts – some smaller, some larger and the larger ones are definitely easier to pound and roll. Also, I keep the tomato slices really thin which helps in rolling and you might try sliced cheese instead of shredded and see if that makes the process even easier. Reply

  • Amanda
    December 5, 2017

    Do you know what the nutrition facts are for these? Especially the calories. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      December 5, 2017

      Amanda, I don’t typically include calorie counts because of the time constraint that I have. I really need to hire some help to do that for me! When I need a quick answer though; I have used Caloriecount.com (their recipe analyzer is free).” Reply

  • Tori
    December 4, 2017

    Another amazing recipe Natasha! I am new to cooking, but following your recipes is always so easy 🙂 Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      December 4, 2017

      I’m glad to hear how much you’re enjoying the recipes! Thanks for following Tori! Reply

  • Paula Margonie
    December 2, 2017

    Wow!!!! We loved these Pesto Chicken Roll-Ups! This recipe is perfect and a keeper!!! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      December 3, 2017

      Paula, thank you for the nice review and you are very welcome 😬 Reply

  • November 15, 2017

    Hello Natasha!
    I love watching your cooking 🙂
    I have to try your chicken pesto roll- i don’t know is it going to taste like yours BUT i will give it try 😛
    I buy at least 10 of the items on your Costco list. Those are great suggestions Thanks for sharing. Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      November 16, 2017

      Hello Nikki! I’m glad to hear how much you’re enjoying my site! Please let me know what you think of the recipe! 🙂 Reply

  • Michelle
    November 13, 2017

    Good Morning Natasha!
    Where do I begin??? I made your chicken pesto roll-ups for visiting family this weekend. They were a HUGE success! I did not have 1 bit of leftovers. My sister-n-law told me after dinner that she really doesn’t like chicken but this dinner was AMAZING and she might have to try other chicken dinners now :O)~ Thank you again for all your videos and recipes. I LOVE THEM!!! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      November 13, 2017

      Morning Michelle! My pleasure, I’m happy to hear how much everyone enjoys the recipe! Thanks for sharing your fantastic review! Reply

  • Liz
    November 12, 2017

    Thank goodness for you, I am becoming a wonderful cook. Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      November 13, 2017

      Ahh, you’re so sweet! I’m glad to hear you’re enjoying the recipes Liz! Thanks for following and sharing your encouraging comments! Reply

  • Louise
    November 8, 2017

    Hi Natasha,
    I am going to make your Chicken Pesto Rollups tomorrow and was wondering if I could freeze some of them after I have cooked them. They sound delicious and would like to make extra to have in the freezer for the busy holidays ahead. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      November 9, 2017

      Hi Louise, 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

  • November 6, 2017

    Made this yesterday, AMAZING flavor, was really hard to wrap and keep them rolled, i believed cut them a bit thick, regardless this dish added to my list of do again. Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      November 6, 2017

      I’m glad to hear you enjoy the recipe Sergio! Thanks for sharing your great review! 🙂 Reply

  • joan
    November 6, 2017

    Hi, I made this already, turned out great.
    Can I prepare the day before? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      November 6, 2017

      Hi Joan, you can prepare everything up until the point you put it in the oven and let it cool instead then refrigerate overnight then bake the following day. Bake a few minutes longer if baking it chilled. Reply

  • barb sibila
    November 5, 2017

    I made the Pesto chicken. It was not as pretty as yours but the flavor was excellent!! I will be making this again very soon! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      November 6, 2017

      I’m glad you love the recipe Barb! Thanks so much for sharing! 🙂 Reply

  • November 2, 2017

    This looks so delicious, I will definitely try to make it. Can’t wait, Thank you so much. Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      November 2, 2017

      You’re welcome! I hope you love it! Please let me know what you think of the recipe! Reply

  • Victoria Michitsch
    November 2, 2017

    These look amazing but my husband doesn’t like pesto do you think anything can be used to substitute the pesto? Thanks! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      November 3, 2017

      Victoria, I really haven’t experienced with substitute my self and can’t think of anything of right now. Has anyone else tried using something else besides pesto? Reply

      • Don
        November 3, 2017

        Maybe an olive tapenade, or a sun dried tomato mixture? If it’s the basil he doesn’t like you might try making a pesto with thyme instead? Just thoughts…good luck!
        Don Reply

        • Don
          November 3, 2017

          BTW, I added prosciutto to mine and it was amazing. That may also be an alternative in addition to the previously posted options!
          Don Reply

          • Natasha
            natashaskitchen
            November 3, 2017

            YUM! That sounds really good!

        • Natasha
          natashaskitchen
          November 3, 2017

          Awesome!! Thanks Don! 🙂 Reply

      • Linda
        May 9, 2018

        I don’t have a green pesto, but I do have a red pepper pesto which I’m planning to use. Would he like that? I also have a rollup recipe that uses cream cheese and minced garlic. It’s really good. Reply

        • Natasha
          natashaskitchen
          May 9, 2018

          Hi Linda, without testing it first, it is difficult to give a recommendation. If you experiment, let me know how you liked it! 🙂 Reply

  • Cristina Sanchez
    November 2, 2017

    Hi Natasha, last night I made this chicken roll ups, my family loved it, this meal was DELICIOUS!!!!! My husband know about you and your recipes, he asked me “Is a recipe from Natasha?”, he knows all your recipes are perfect and sooo tasty!! I used the Pesto from Costco, is the best!!
    Hugs and Blessings!! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      November 2, 2017

      LOL! Hi there Cristina! I’m glad to hear how much the family is enjoying the recipes! Thanks for following and sharing your great review! Reply

  • Kathi
    October 31, 2017

    Hi, what department of Costco Can I find the pesto?
    Can’t wait to try this. I love Pesto sauce and if I can buy it already prepared, that’s even better! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      October 31, 2017

      Hi Kathi, it is in the refrigerator section (in the center of our Costco by the meats in our Costco) I believe it’s next to the ravioli 🙂 Reply

      • Kathi
        November 1, 2017

        Thank you!
        Blessings….. Reply

        • Natasha's Kitchen
          November 1, 2017

          My pleasure Kathi! 🙂 Reply

  • Jing
    October 31, 2017

    Hi Natasha! I made this last night and they taste great!
    I had trouble rolling up the chicken though. Any tips? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      November 1, 2017

      Hi Jing, pounding the chicken to a 1/8″ thickness helps to roll the chicken up. If the chicken is too thick, you won’t be able to contain the filling and it will be difficult to roll. Also, securing with a toothpick helps to hold it together while sautéing and rolling the rest of the chicken. Reply

  • Rhonda
    October 31, 2017

    Anybody know what the calories, fat, carbs and protein is per serving??

    Thinking would be ok if didn’t fry with oil and butter but baked or fried with spray? Reply

    • Connie Campbell
      November 1, 2017

      I looked into it and got the information.
      Calories-277 Fat-18.6 Sat Fat 6.4
      Carbs- 5.8 Fiber- 1 Sugar- 2.6
      Protein-22.6
      Weight Watcher Points is 8
      Hope this will help you.
      Connie Reply

      • Natasha
        natashaskitchen
        November 1, 2017

        Thank you so much Connie! That is so amazing of you! What tool do you use to get the information? Reply

      • Rhonda
        November 1, 2017

        Thanks so much Connie. Wish all the recipes showed this info. Reply

  • Julie Bondarenko
    October 31, 2017

    It was one of the easiest meals I’ve made and yet so perfect!!! Thank you!!! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      October 31, 2017

      My pleasure Julie! I’m glad you love the recipe! Thanks for sharing your great review! Reply

  • Inna
    October 30, 2017

    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! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      October 30, 2017

      My pleasure Inna! I’m glad to hear you both enjoy the recipe! Thanks for sharing your great review! Reply

  • yevgeny
    October 29, 2017

    very good.

    here is my photo

    https://i.redd.it/zu5vy6i6ruuz.jpg Reply

  • yevgeny
    October 29, 2017

    My attempt. it tasted very good although one did not wrap correctly

    here is a photo.

    https://i.redd.it/zu5vy6i6ruuz.jpg Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      October 30, 2017

      I’m glad you enjoy the recipe! Thanks for sharing your delicious photo! Reply

  • October 29, 2017

    Hey Natasha,
    Just Fan of this Recipe! I love anything with made Chicken but it is different from Other Chicken Recipe. when I see this video I Just amazed that it’s Easy to Make. Can’t wait to Make this home! Thanks for gives us this Recipe. Really Love this Recipe🥘🥘 Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      October 30, 2017

      You’re welcome! I hope you love the recipe! Please let me know what you think! Reply

  • Sheila Olcott
    October 29, 2017

    I made this tonight however I used roasted red peppers as I had no tomatoes. Easy and yummy! Definitely saving this recipe! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      October 30, 2017

      I’m glad you enjoy the recipe Sheila! Thanks so much for sharing! Reply

  • Joan
    October 29, 2017

    Making this tonight! Looks great! Can I prepare ahead of time? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      October 30, 2017

      Hi Joan, yes, you can prepare it until just before putting it in the oven then let it come to room temperature and refrigerate until ready to use. Bake before serving until hot and cooked through. You may need to add a few minutes of baking time if you are starting with chilled chicken roll ups. Reply

  • Connie Campbell
    October 29, 2017

    I have not made this yet but am planning on making it. I was just wondering what the nutrition values are. I am on Weight Watchers so would love to figure out how many point I would use on this. Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      October 29, 2017

      Due to time constraints, I don’t typically include nutritional info, but check out this nutrition analyzer – you can plug in the ingredients from any recipe, select the serving size and it will give you nutritional info, calories, etc. I hope that is helpful to you Connie! Reply

      • Connie Campbell
        October 29, 2017

        Natasha
        Thank you so much for the information on the nutrition analyzer it will give me all the information on need. Can’t wait to make this now that I know it will only use 8 of my 30 points. Again Thank You
        Connie Campbell Reply

        • Natasha's Kitchen
          October 30, 2017

          You’re welcome Connie! I’m glad it helps! Reply

  • October 27, 2017

    Made this and it was so so tasty and very easy to make. My husband can’t wait until I make it again. Thank you for sharing your wonderful recipes. X Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      October 27, 2017

      You’re welcome! I’m glad to hear you both enjoy the recipe! Thanks for sharing your great review Margaret! Reply

  • Larissa
    October 26, 2017

    This chicken dish was just ok. My kids ate it but didn’t really like it. I just don’t think the flavor is very kid friendly. It really does have a bold pesto flavor and I guess not every child would like pesto. It was also a bit dry. I don’t think I will be making it again. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      October 27, 2017

      Hi Larissa, thank you for sharing your feedback. This has been a very popular with readers and I am always happy to help troubleshoot. The amount of pesto in this should be pretty mild in flavor and not overpowering. I wonder if it may be the brand of pesto used? Did you try a different brand? Also, overbaking or overcooking on the stove would cause chicken to be more dry, or an oven that runs hotter than usual. I hope that helps! Reply

  • Hightower
    October 26, 2017

    All you need to do is follow the directions. I felt like a master chef when I pulled it out of the oven. It should also be noted, my 7, and 9 year old LOVED IT! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      October 26, 2017

      I’m glad to hear the recipe is a HIT! Thanks for sharing your fantastic review! Reply

  • katie
    October 26, 2017

    Made this for company tonight. . Tasted great. I love how specific all your recipes are. I have yet to make one that doesn’t turn out well. Thanks 🙂 I didn’t have cherry tomatoes, so I just used seeded and diced Romas. Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      October 26, 2017

      You’re welcome Katie! I’m glad the recipe was a HIT! Thanks for sharing! Reply

  • Andrea
    October 25, 2017

    Hi Natasha,
    I’m Andrea! We just used your recipe but we tweaked it a little.
    We used pineapple in the recipe inside the chicken and we cut the rings of tomato into strips instead.
    We also used an air fryer to cook it after searing it instead of an oven.
    Thanks for this awesome recipe!!!
    I love it!!!!👍👍👍 Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      October 25, 2017

      Hello Andrea! You’re welcome! That sounds AMAZING! Thanks for sharing your great review with other readers! Reply

  • October 24, 2017

    What an incredible recipe! I definitely have to try it. It looks so scrumptious. You do a phenomenal job with videos. Everything always looks so mouthwatering and perfect. I haven’t had a lot of time to read blogs lately, but I like watching Youtube videos while I am cooking or folding laundry:), so I love to see your new content that way. You are amazing and so inspirational. Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      October 24, 2017

      This recipe went viral super fast, I hope you love it! Thanks for following and sharing your encouraging, thoughtful comments! 🙂 Reply

  • Suzanne
    October 24, 2017

    This recipe was easy to follow, enjoyable to make, and delicious!! I did add a piece of pancetta to each roll. Thank you!!! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      October 24, 2017

      You’re welcome Suzanne! I’m glad you enjoy the recipe! Thanks for sharing your great review! Reply

  • Patti Brann
    October 24, 2017

    My family loved this chicken dish. Thanks for the recipe! We will make it again. Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      October 24, 2017

      You’re welcome Patti! I’m glad to hear the recipe was a HIT! Thanks for sharing your great review! Reply

  • Don
    October 24, 2017

    Lilia,
    I’m so very impressed with your ingenuity…it inspires me to expand my horizons! But I must admit that Natasha’s original recipe is pretty hard to beat!!!
    Stay cool,
    Don Reply

  • Vicky
    October 23, 2017

    Hi! Just thought you might want to fix a couple grammatical errors…

    You have “re’creat” for ‘recreate’, and particular should say particularly 😊 Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      October 24, 2017

      Oh dear, I must have been half asleep or something. That’s a whole lot of typos in one section! Thank you so much for pointing that out! Fixed 🙂 Reply

  • Lilia
    October 23, 2017

    I love this recipe! Started making it but realized my pesto in fridge was expired 😡 so I made it with some fresh chimichurri I had left over from the night before. I also did not have cherry tomatoes so chopped up some fresh orange and red pepper with onion and threw on top. Thank you so much for this great recipe as well as all your others! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      October 23, 2017

      You’re welcome Lilia! I’m happy to hear how much you enjoy the recipe! Thanks for sharing your great review with other readers! Reply

  • October 20, 2017

    can you add the nutritional value for this recipe Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      October 20, 2017

      Due to time constraints, I don’t typically include nutritional info, but check out this nutrition analyzer – you can plug in the ingredients from any recipe, select the serving size and it will give you nutritional info, calories, etc. I hope that is helpful to you Marion! Reply

  • Megan Micale
    October 19, 2017

    Made this last night and it was AMAZING and SO EASY! I did tweak two small things. I do not like fresh tomatoes so I used sun dried tomatoes inside the chicken and it was so good. Also from another reviewer I added Prosciutto, wow it added a perfect level of salt and flavor. This again was so easy and is a great weeknight dinner. I served it with spinach and we gobbled it up Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      October 19, 2017

      That sounds delicious, what great suggestions! I’m happy to hear how much you enjoy the recipe! Thanks for sharing your excellent review with other readers Megan! Reply

  • Irina
    October 17, 2017

    Where do u buy your chicken breast ? Thank u Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      October 18, 2017

      Hi Irina, I buy organic chicken breast either at Costco or Fred Meyer. We usually make a weekly trip to Costco and buy the big pack and freeze until needed. Reply

  • Viktor Nikiforov
    October 17, 2017

    Hello Natasha,
    Like your blog very much for collection of delicious recipes! Recently decided to make Salmon cakes and they’re came out to full satisfaction for me and my family.
    But it’s always open question: what to serve with? Open for suggestions. Also, think about to make pesto chicken wraps and again with what as side dish.
    Would like your professional opinion.
    Thank you,
    Viktor Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      October 18, 2017

      Hi Viktor, I’m so glad your family enjoyed the salmon cakes!! I would serve those with a fresh green salad such as the shrimp avocado salad, or most green salads. For the pesto chicken, it would pair really well with roasted asparagus or any steamed vegetables. Reply

  • Lauren
    October 17, 2017

    Hi Natasha, I stumbled across your site through Youtube and have made several of your recipes – they are all amazing! Keep up the good work!

    The chicken pesto roll ups are no exception. I made this last night and it was so delicious! I did overcook the chicken a bit (totally my fault) so they were a little dry but nonetheless the flavors were amazing. Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      October 17, 2017

      I’m glad to hear how much you enjoy the recipe Lauren! Thanks for following and sharing your excellent review! Reply

  • C S
    October 17, 2017

    do not have an oven safe skillet so can i cook on stove and transfer to a casserole dish? am thinking that would be OK Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      October 17, 2017

      Hi CS, I think that would still be ok, just pour the juice over the chicken that is in the skillet while cooking so you don’t lose any flavor :). Reply

  • Hannah
    October 16, 2017

    Can I use a Dutch oven for this recipe? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      October 16, 2017

      Hi Hannah, yes that would work fine as long as it is at least 5 1/2 Qt. If it is too small to fit everything in a single layer, you can brown the chicken in 2 batches. Reply

  • Laura
    October 16, 2017

    Hey natasha!! The recipe looks amazing!! Might I just ask, why do you slice the tomatoe into 12 slices? Won’t that only be enough for 6 chicken peices, since you need 2 slices per chicken cutlet? Just wanted to clarify !! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      October 16, 2017

      Oh goodness, I’m so glad you caught that! Slice into 16 rings. I did go to college and have 2 degrees and I know that 8 cutlets x 2 slices =16 slices. lol. Thanks for bringing that to my attention. 🙂 Reply

  • Florian
    October 16, 2017

    Hello Natasha,

    littel Question, did you show in one of your recipe videos how to dry celery leaves and parsley in the oven. I think it was you were i saw it but coundn’t find it anymore. By the way your recipes are great, never miss a post.

    greetings from germany Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      October 16, 2017

      Hi Florian, I don’t have anything like that, sorry! Maybe it was on another website. I’m so glad you enjoy our recipes!! 🙂 Reply

  • Rhonda
    October 16, 2017

    Hi Natasha, I made the chicken pesto roll ups for dinner on Sunday. They were awesome. My husband loved it. This recipe is a keeper. Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      October 16, 2017

      Hello Rhonda! I’m glad to hear you both love the recipe! Thanks for sharing your great review! Reply

  • October 16, 2017

    Hi, Natasha. This looks good, going to make this 4 dinner. is their a recipe for the green stuff u spread? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      October 16, 2017

      Hi Olga, yes, I do have a pesto recipe here. If you want things to go quicker, the one at Costco is also very good 🙂 Reply

      • Olga
        October 19, 2017

        Thanks! Love to try new things. Thanks 4 your wonderful recipes. May God bless u & ur beautiful family. (: Reply

        • Natasha's Kitchen
          October 19, 2017

          My pleasure Olga! Thanks for following! God Bless 🙂 Reply

  • Don
    October 16, 2017

    Hi Natasha,
    Great looking recipe. I’m going to go a step further and add a slice of smoked prosciutto to each chicken cutlet before I add the pesto et al. I use Stockmeyer Prosciutto from Trader Joes almost exclusively and it’s awesome. Can’t wait to try this one because I know it’s gong to be great! Thanks! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      October 16, 2017

      I’ve never tried their prosciutto so thank you for the recommendation!! I do love your idea of adding prosciutto – the thought of it makes me so hungry!! Reply

  • Christine
    October 14, 2017

    This recipe sounds amazing 😋. I will be trying it this week. I also get pesto at Costco when I don’t have my homemade pesto. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      October 14, 2017

      It’s the best store-bought one we have tried :). We didn’t make pesto this year since we didn’t grow basil (completely forgot to plant it!) 😉 Reply

  • Alan
    October 14, 2017

    Where is the thumb for the thumb’s up?

    I don’t see it anywhere. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      October 14, 2017

      Hi Alan! This is the same as our youtube video so it makes sense more on Youtube :). Sorry for the confusion but I’m glad that you would give us a thumbs up if there was a thumb. 😉 Reply

  • Mary Theresa
    October 14, 2017

    This looks delicious! What brand name of skillet did you use? I was trying to see the name but couldn’t =). I need a pan like this but not sure what to get.

    Thanks!
    Mary Theresa Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      October 14, 2017

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

  • Veronica Hudson
    October 13, 2017

    It looks absolutely awesome I cant wait to cook this, I will post my reply after making it. I also tried one recipe with egg and it was awesome too, so I hope this will be as good as the last one.  Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      October 14, 2017

      Hi Veronica, I hope you love the recipe! Reply

  • cookie
    October 13, 2017

    Hi Natasha,
    I love this recipe. Simple but stunning.My question is can I just bake chicken without searing? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      October 13, 2017

      Hi Cookie, I always sear first to seal in the flavor and I just haven’t tested it that way to say for sure. From a quick google search, I am coming up with recipes that show to bake at 425˚F for 25 minutes without the initial searing, so I’m guessing it could work well. Reply

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