Southwestern Pocket Chicken Recipe


Difficulty LevelEasyHealth IndexJust Enjoy
Main Ingredient


 Skinless boneless chicken breast halves6
 Cilantro pesto1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
 Crumbled goat cheese1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs) (Soft)
 Southwestern rub3 Tablespoon

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 1621 Calories from Fat 463

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 52 g79.5%

Saturated Fat 16 g80.2%

Trans Fat 0.3 g

Cholesterol 626 mg

Sodium 5845.6 mg243.6%

Total Carbohydrates 23 g7.5%

Dietary Fiber 6.7 g26.9%

Sugars 5.4 g

Protein 250 g500.3%

Vitamin A 14.5% Vitamin C 20.6%

Calcium 21.7% Iron 44.4%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Wash and thoroughly pat dry the chicken breasts.
Cut a pocket in the side of each chicken breast about 2 inches long.
Stir together the pesto and goat cheese.
Fill the pockets with this mixture and pinch to seal edges or secure with a toothpick.
Dip the chicken rolls in the egg mixture and then coat well with the Southwestern Rub.
Rotate the chicken in the Flat Standard Basket for 20 to 25 minutes or until lightly browned and cooked through.
Remove any toothpicks and serve.