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Pesto and Mozzarella Stuffed Pork Chops

Pesto and Mozzarella Stuffed Pork Chops

  • Yield: Serves 4
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 8 minutes
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  • 4 Boneless pork chops, 1/2-inch thick
  • 1/4 cup Basil pesto, divided
  • 4 oz Fresh mini mozzarella balls (about 16), halved
  • 1/2 cup Flour, divided
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1/2 cup Panko breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 cup Vegetable oil


  1. Using a paring knife, make a horizontal cut in each chop to form a pocket. Season chops with salt and pepper to taste.
  2. Place 1 tbsp of the pesto and 8 mozzarella halves in the pocket of each chop. Secure with a toothpick. Set aside.
  3. Place flour in a shallow bowl and season with salt and pepper to taste. Whisk eggs in a rimmed dish. Place panko in a shallow dish.
  4. Place each chop in flour, coating both sides; shake off excess. Dip chops in egg to coat, then in panko to coat evenly, pressing to adhere.
  5. In a large skillet heat oil over medium heat. Add chops and cook 4 minutes per side or until an instant-read thermometer registers 145°F.
  6. Let stand 3 minutes before serving.