Take these basil-infused chicken slices outdoors, to eat with your fingers, dipped into creamy pesto and lemon-spiked mayo.


  1. Heat oven to 400°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Mix mayonnaise, 2 tablespoons pesto, and lemon peel in small bowl until well blended; set aside.

  2. Place each chicken breast between plastic wrap; pound until evenly flat with a rolling pin or flat side of a meat mallet. Spread remaining pesto down center of each piece of chicken; carefully roll up jelly-roll fashion, starting with the short end. Secure rolls with toothpicks, if needed. Place rolls on baking sheet; sprinkle with breadcrumbs, seasoned pepper, and salt. Drizzle with oil.

  3. Bake chicken 15 minutes or until no longer pink near center. Cook to internal temp of 165°F. Cool.* Cut rolls into slices; serve with pesto mayonnaise.


Just BARE® Hand-Trimmed Boneless Skinless Chicken Thighs may be substituted for Just BARE® Hand-Trimmed Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts.

Nutritional values may change if you choose to substitute another chicken product. If substituting frozen chicken for this recipe, thaw before cooking. If substituting fresh whole boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut the whole breast in half before preparing.


*To make recipe ahead, the cooked chicken rolls can be refrigerated overnight, along with the flavored mayonnaise.