Bacon Wrapped Pesto Chicken Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Bacon Wrapped Pesto Chicken Recipe
  • READY IN 45 mins

Bacon Wrapped Pesto Chicken

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"Chicken with pesto wrapped in bacon. My husband and even my 2-year-old daughter love this chicken! Easy to make, yet tastes like you've spent hours in the kitchen. Simply delicious!"

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
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  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    30 mins
  • READY IN

    45 mins

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  2. Lay a chicken breast out flat, and sprinkle with salt and black pepper. Spread pesto sauce over the chicken breast, and roll the chicken breast in a slice of bacon, securing the roll with toothpicks. Lay the rolled chicken breast into a 9x9-inch baking dish. Repeat with remaining chicken breasts. Pour the vegetable oil over the chicken breasts.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven until the chicken is no longer pink inside and the bacon is crisp, about 30 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center of a roll should read at least 160 degrees F (70 degrees C).
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Aug 20, 2011

This was quite a tasty dish, something a bit more unique for the not so every day dinner! I did add some Parmesan cheese and garlic powder. Just sprinkled the garlic powder with fresh crushed pepper sprinkled on the chicken and mixed the cheese with the pesto, very yummy!! I also omitted the salt, I had pre-packaged pesto which was pretty salty. I also did not use the full 1/4 cup of olive oil, because it seemed like a lot, just sprinkled it over the chicken before baking. Not too many changes but they suited my family's tastes, as I am sure the recipe is just fine as written. A great way to use up extra pesto and chicken!!!

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Oct 29, 2011

The bacon was not crisp enough all the way around. I even elevated it on a rack so it didn't sit in it's juices. I need crisp bacon.

 
Aug 25, 2011

Very easy and really excellent recipe - my changes were to pound the breasts to 1/4 to 1/2 inch - sprinkle a little garlic powder on each along with a tablespoon of parmesian cheese ( on top of the pesto) - roll up and secure. Then I drizzled a very small amount of olive oil on each - turned out just GREAT

 
Nov 21, 2011

This was absolutely amazing! I added pine nuts to the pesto and some swiss cheese slices to the chicken. Adding some sriracha sauce around the plate worked perfectly for some added punch when wanted, also good with white whine. Great easy, fast and delicious meal!

 
Aug 21, 2012

This was pretty basic but good!! I did make some modifications. Added garlic powder, mozerella cheese and paparika. Used sun-dried tomoato pesto (its what I had). Baked at 375 for 25 mins then broiled for 5 mins. Bacon was crispy and delicious. Just though 400 was too high for chicken.

 
Sep 30, 2011

Good recipe. I made a few changes but only because I used what I had on hand. I added a piece of provolone cheese before I wrapped it and instead of bacon I used prosciutto. Turned out great!

 
May 06, 2012

Changed the recipe for my family because a half a chicken breast seemed like an appetizer... One whole chicken breast, wrapped in two pieces of bacon... cooked for 30 minutes and then broiled on high for 5 minutes to make the bacon extra crispy. turned out sooooo delicious! Thanks for sharing with a novice chef!

 
Oct 04, 2011

These came out dryer than I was expecting. Not our favorite recipe for pesto chicken.

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 420 kcal
  • 21%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 1.1 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 82 mg
  • 27%
  • Fat
  • 32.1 g
  • 49%
  • Fiber
  • 0.4 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 30.7 g
  • 61%
  • Sodium
  • 454 mg
  • 18%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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