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Pesto Chicken Rolls with Asparagus

These juicy, tasty chicken rolls seasoned with simple basil pesto are perfect appetizer for any table.

These juicy, tasty chicken rolls seasoned with delicious basil pesto are perfect appetizer for any table.

Hosting a cocktail party?

Want to serve something different, yet delicious and easy? Then you came to the right place. I have prepared a perfect recipe for you. This super easy chicken bites require only 5 ingredients and maybe about 10-15 minutes of your time to prepare.

These juicy, tasty chicken rolls seasoned with delicious basil pesto are perfect appetizer for any table.

These juicy and delicious chicken rolls are full of flavor from basil pesto. Asparagus prevents the chicken from drying and keeps it juicy and tender.

Pesto Chicken Rolls

These juicy, tasty chicken rolls seasoned with delicious basil pesto are perfect appetizer for any table.

Aren’t these little chicken bites gorgeous too? Garnish with some parsley, or basil leaves before serving.

These juicy, tasty chicken rolls seasoned with delicious basil pesto are perfect appetizer for any table.

Enjoy!

Pesto Chicken Rolls with Asparagus

These juicy, tasty chicken rolls seasoned with delicious basil pesto are perfect appetizer for any table.

Yield: About 20

Ingredients:

  • 12 medium asparagus
  • 2 chicken breasts
  • 3-4 tablespoons pesto
  • Parmesan cheese
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C).
  2. Wash the asparagus and cut 1-2 inches off the end.
  3. Place each chicken breast between two plastic wrap and pound it with meat tenderizer until chicken is nice and thin.
  4. Salt and pepper the chicken breasts and spread a tablespoon of pesto on each chicken breast. Place 6 asparagus on each chicken. Grate some Parmesan cheese and carefully roll the chicken breasts.
  5. Secure the seams with toothpicks. Place stuffed chicken breasts the seam side down on greased baking sheets. Spread more pesto on the outside and grate more Parmesan cheese.
  6. Bake for 25 minutes. If needed, broil for 2-3 minutes to give a nice golden color.
  7. Cool slightly, remove the toothpicks and cut into ¾ inch thick pieces.

For step-by-step photos and additional notes, read the post above.

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15 comments

  1. I love the look of these and I need an appetizer for a new years party.  How are they if not eaten right out of the oven?  I have a 30 min drive to get to the party.

  2. Liked your recipe a lot. Looking forward for some more mouth watering recipes. Keep up the good work.

  3. What a lovely dish! Love the combo of asparagus and pesto with this chicken. Not to mention so pretty!

  4. These present so beautifully – I can almost taste them already!

  5. This is totally my kind of “game day” food. Screw the chips and nachos, I want some fancy food on a toothpick that tastes delicious! 

  6. Oh wow, these look great. I love pesto and this looks super creative and yummy.

  7. I absolutely love asparagus AND pesto and have no doubt that these would taste amazing, Shinee!

  8. Wonderful appetizer – all my guests loved it. I thought the chicken might be a bit dry, but it was not. Thanks!

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