Chicken Pesto Stuffed Mushrooms

Chicken Pesto Stuffed Mushrooms

If you’re in search for a delectable appetizer or a light entrée, look no further! These chicken pesto stuffed mushrooms are a crowd-pleaser with the perfect blend of flavors. They’re easy to make for a weeknight dinner yet sophisticated enough for your next dinner party.


  • 12 large cremini or button mushrooms, stems removed
  • 1 cup cooked chicken breast, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup basil pesto
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1/4 cup bread crumbs
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Fresh basil leaves for garnish (optional)


  1. Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
  2. Gently clean the mushrooms with a damp paper towel and remove the stems. Set the mushroom caps aside.
  3. In a mixing bowl, combine the finely chopped chicken, pesto, half of the Parmesan cheese, bread crumbs, and minced garlic. Season the mixture with salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Drizzle the mushroom caps with olive oil and lightly season with salt and pepper. Arrange them on a baking sheet, cavity side up.
  5. Spoon the chicken pesto mixture into each mushroom cap, pressing lightly to stuff them well.
  6. Sprinkle the remaining Parmesan cheese over the stuffed mushrooms.
  7. Bake in the preheated oven for about 18-20 minutes, or until the mushrooms are tender and the tops are golden brown.
  8. Remove the mushrooms from the oven and let them cool for 5 minutes before serving.
  9. Garnish with fresh basil leaves if desired.


  • To add a crispy top, broil the mushrooms for an additional 2-3 minutes after baking.
  • If you have leftover chicken pesto mixture, it can be used as a great sandwich filling or pasta topping!
  • For a vegetarian version, omit the chicken and add more vegetables, such as chopped spinach or artichokes.

With their rich, savory flavors and elegant presentation, these chicken pesto stuffed mushrooms will be the highlight of your meal. They’re not only delicious but also a breeze to make, ensuring you spend less time in the kitchen and more with your guests.

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