stuffed chicken breasts in a cast iron skillet

Pesto Tomato and Mozzarella Stuffed Chicken Breasts

An easy one skillet dish using chicken breasts, pesto, tomato, mozzarella cheese and spinach!  A 30 minute meal with tons of flavor!

Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine American, Italian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
585 kcal


  • 4 chicken breasts
  • 8 tablespoons pesto
  • 8 slices tomato
  • 1 cup grated mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup fresh spinach
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • salt and pepper

Pesto Yogurt Dipping Sauce

  • 1/2 cup greek yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons pesto


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Cut chicken breasts horizontally but do not cut all the way through. Open up. (see photo above)
  3. Spread entire opens surface of chicken with 2 tablespoons pesto.
  4. Add 2 sliced tomatoes to half of the chicken.
  5. Top with 1/4 cup of grated mozzarella and a few spinach leaves.

  6. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and drizzle on a bit of olive oil.
  7. Heat oven proof skillet over medium high heat. Add 1 tablespoon of olive oil.
  8. When olive oil is sizzling, carefully add chicken.
  9. Sear on each side for 2-3 minutes using tongs to turn.
  10. Finish baking in oven for about 8 minutes or until meat thermometer reads 165 degrees.
  11. For a dipping sauce: Combine yogurt and pesto and serve over the chicken or on the side.

Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts
Pesto Tomato and Mozzarella Stuffed Chicken Breasts
Amount Per Serving (1 chicken breast)
Calories 585 Calories from Fat 450
% Daily Value*
Fat 50g77%
Cholesterol 97.1mg32%
Sodium 896mg37%
Carbohydrates 5.9g2%
Fiber 2.1g8%
Sugar 1.9g2%
Protein 31.6g63%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.