Chicken Boat Recipe

Juicy yet crisp and delicious, this recipe is for those who love a hearty meal that is based on a chicken breast. It's fairly easy to make and will get to perfection after a couple of tries. After all, the video of this recipe went viral on TikTok for a reason! 

Click here to watch the video of it being prepared. 

Prep: 30 mins
Cook: 1 hour
Difficulty: Medium 


  • 1 boneless chicken breast
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • A pinch of black pepper
  • A pinch of red paprika
  • 2 medium potatoes, peeled and cut in cubes
  • 1/2 cups mozzarella cheese, grated
  • 1/2 cups provolone cheese, grated
  • 7 pc cherry
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 3 colors of food coloring
  • 8 cups sunflower oil
  • Baking paper
  • Foil

Pesto Sauce

  • 2 cups basil leaves
  • 1/4 cup nuts
  • 1/2 cup parmesan, grated
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • A pinch of salt
  • A pinch of pepper
  • 1/2 lemon, squeezed


  1. In the middle of the chicken make a cut not all the way through. Watch the video for reference.
  2. Season the meat with salt, pepper and red paprika
  3. Make a ball from the foil and cover it with baking paper as shown in the video. 
  4. Place the covered foil inside the chicken
  5. In an Excuto or other large, deep skillet pan add oil and fry the breast until golden brown. Remove from the pan.
  6. In a hot pan, add oil and fry the potatoes.
  7. Remove the foil inside the breast.
  8. Add pesto sauce inside the breast, cube fries, grated mozzarella and provolone cheese.
  9. In a bowl, whisk egg yolks and add food coloring. Mix well.
  10. Remove from the oven. Add yolk mixture on top and add cherries for decoration.

Pesto Sauce

  1. Using a food processor, combine all the ingredients and squeeze lemon all over for taste.
  2. Enjoy! 



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