Cast Iron Stuffed Chicken with Sauce

We have been experimenting with different cast iron recipes and I personally think this one was a delicious. It was spin off of one of Laughing Spatula’s recipes. I didn’t have all the ingredients on hand so we used what we already had and followed her cooking instructions.

This is a perfect recipe for two to have left overs, or for a quick family dinner. The best thing about this dish is you can adjust to your own preference, just follow cooking instructions.

I definitely recommend over stuffing your chicken, don’t worry about it being sloppy looking, it will add perfect flavor to every bite!

  • Ingredients:
    • 2-4 chicken breast
      • Pesto
        • Capers
          • Sun dry tomatoes – julienne cut
            • Mozzarella cheese
              • Olive oil
              • Salt
              • Pepper

  • For sauce:
    • Greek yogurt
      • Pesto
      • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • Prep:
    • Preheat oven to 400
    • Cut the chicken horizontally to create a pocket to be stuffed. DO NOT cut all the way through.
    • Start to stuff the inside of the chicken with pesto, capers, sun dried tomatoes and mozzarella.
    • Fold back close. Don’t worry if it’s a bit messy looking, and remember overstuffed is best!
    • Lightly drizzle olive oil onto chicken.
    • Add salt and pepper outside of chicken to taste.
  • Cook
    • Heat cast iron, or whatever oven proof pan you have, on medium high heat.
    • Add a little olive oil to pan
    • When the oil starts to sizzle carefully add the chicken with tongs
    • Sear on each side about 2-4 minutes depending on size of chicken breast
    • Finish baking in oven for about 8-10 minutes, or until chicken reaches 165 degrees.
    • If you are adding gnocchi or pasta with your meal, this would be the perfect time to start that.
  • Make pesto sauce
    • Approximately about half a cup of Greek Yogurt
    • Add a spoonful or two of pesto
    • Adjust to personal taste or amount you would like
    • Add a touch of salt and pepper to taste

Plate chicken and gnocchi, top with sauce and enjoy!

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