Italian Chicken & Stuffing Bake

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Basil pesto and chicken stuffing gives this Italian Chicken and Stuffing Bake extra flavor. This recipe is a family favorite!

Basil pesto and chicken stuffing gives this Italian Chicken and Stuffing Bake extra flavor.
I have another super delicious chicken dish to share today! I honestly can’t believe I haven’t blogged about this one yet. We love this. It’s an actual staple in my house. 🙂

The flavor the basil pesto gives this is just so good, and the stuffing on top makes it extra delicious! I like to make this in the Fall and Winter months, when it’s cold outside, and we’re wanting a comforting meal! Serve it up with a vegetable and some warm garlic bread and your family will be in dinner heaven!

Italian Chicken and Stuffing
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Italian Chicken & Stuffing Bake

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Author Life in the Lofthouse


  • 1 can (14 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 box (6 ounces) Stove Top Stuffing Mix for Chicken
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 ½ lbs. boneless skinless chicken breasts cut into bite-size pieces
  • 1/3 cup prepared basil pesto
  • 1 cup shredded Mozzarella cheese


  • Preheat oven to 375° F.
  • Grease a 9x13-inch baking dish with non-stick spray.
  • In a large bowl, combine diced tomatoes, stuffing mix, water and garlic. Stir together until stuffing is moistened.
  • Lay chicken pieces in a single layer in the prepared baking pan. Spread the basil pesto over the tops of chicken. Sprinkle the cheese evenly over the chicken.Top with the stuffing mixture.
  • Bake for 30 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through. Serve and enjoy!

Basil pesto and chicken stuffing gives this Italian Chicken and Stuffing Bake extra flavor.


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9 thoughts on “Italian Chicken & Stuffing Bake

    1. Hi Tammy! It is plenty of time because the chicken is cut in bite-size pieces (about 1 inch pieces). You could always bake it an extra 5 to 10 minutes if you feel it needs more time. The internal temperature of the chicken needs to reach 165 degrees F. 🙂

  1. My family loved this–the flavor was great and the ease of perpetration was a huge bonus for busy weeknights. I’m looking forward to making again but thinking I might mix the pesto, chicken , and motz together and maybe add 1 beaten egg, decrease water by 1/4 cup and top with grated Parmesan to see if I can get the stuffing to be a little crunchier. It reminded me of parmesean chicken. I used a 9×11 instead of 9×13 which may have caused the stuffing to be too moist since it wasn’t as spread out. Anyway. We loved it and it was a huge hit for my crew of 9 wih 7 picky kids!!! Thanks for sharing!!

  2. I made this for my husband and I. It will definitely be made again, and again! He’s not a big chicken fan but he loved this meal! I didn’t have mozzarella so I used the parmesan we had in the fridge. This is so easy and so satisfyingly delicious! Thank you!!

  3. I love this recipe but my husband isn’t a fan of pesto, any recommendations for a substitute or do you think I’d be okay without the pesto?

  4. 5 stars
    Don’t think a recipe could get much easier. My husband and son said make it again! I did use garlic power and onion powder because I just do!
    Did served it over a little cooked pasta!THANKS for a great easy meal!
    Could add cheeses if you want!

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