• Serves 4
  • 50 minutes
  • Difficulty Easy
  • 4 Ingredients


This recipe I came across on the ketogenic diet. So simple and flavoursome and only about 5-10 min prep work and low carb! :-)

Ingredients (serves 4)

  • 4 Chicken breast
  • 2 Tbsp Green pesto (can use tomato pesto if green isn't your thing)
  • 1/4 block Haloumi cheese
  • 1 tsp Olive oil


  1. Preheat oven to 200 degrees. Flatten chicken breast out as much as you can with a kitchen mallet.
  2. Mix pesto and olive oil together in a bowl.
  3. Spread pesto mixture over inside of flattened chicken breast.
  4. Break up cheese and sprinkle over inside of chicken breast on top of pesto.
  5. Roll chicken breast up and stabilise With some toothpicks or wooden skewers.
  6. Put in the pre heated oven for approx. 40 mins or until chicken cooked all the way through. Serve with a simple fresh salad.


It can be quite hard to push a toothpick through so I used wooden skewers on a big tray and stuck them all together. You could also use cooking rope. Be sure to remove wood/rope prior to consumption.

  • Will be giving this a go. Thanks.


  • Oh yum, it looks amazing. I’m not a pesto fan and have never tried haloumi.


  • i haven’t tried cooking chicken and pesto like this before. it looks delish! thanks for sharing your great idea!


  • What a great combination


  • I have never used haloumi as stuffing before. Sounds delicious!


  • A delicious recipe idea packed full of flavour; thanks for sharing!.


  • I love pesto and I love love love the sound of this recipe. Haloumi is another favourite of mine too.


  • can’t wait to give this one a go


  • Looks amazing, thanks for sharing.


  • they look tasty. i have not cooked with haloumi for ages – must give it a go!


  • Thanks for the recipe – pesto is so good in recipes for adding flavour.


  • What a lovely idea. And the halloumi cheese will keep its consistency very well. Love it!!!


  • loving all these four ingredients recipes – open my eyes to new ways of using products


  • Certainly sounds like a wholesome way to cook chicken.


  • Chicken and pesto go so well together,lovely recipe!


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