Italian Stuffed Chicken Breast

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An ad on TV sparked the idea for this recipe, and its become a family favorite. I usually serve with fettuccini and Italian bread. It makes a very filling and delicious meal. It also is elegant enough to serve for company.

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Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
50 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 10 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cups shredded Italian cheese blend (Optional)

  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped

  • 1 teaspoon dried basil

  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano

  • ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese

  • ½ cup Italian-seasoned bread crumbs

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts

  • 1 egg, well beaten

  • 1 cup spaghetti sauce

  • ¼ cup shredded Italian cheese blend, or to taste (Optional)

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  2. Combine 1 1/2 cup Italian cheese blend, garlic, basil, and oregano in a bowl. Combine Parmesan cheese and bread crumbs in a separate bowl.

  3. Cut one side of each chicken breast through the middle horizontally to within one-half inch of the other side. Open the two sides and spread them out like an open book. Lightly pound chicken to flatten. Fill each chicken breast with Italian cheese blend mixture and close like a book over the filling. Coat the outside of each chicken breast with egg; press bread crumb mixture over egg layer to coat each chicken breast. Arrange chicken breasts in a 9x13-inch baking dish.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven until chicken is no longer pink in the center and the juices run clear, about 45 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C). Pour spaghetti sauce over cooked chicken; top with 1/4 cup Italian cheese blend. Bake until sauce is bubbling and cheese is melted, about 5 more minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

470 Calories
23g Fat
22g Carbs
44g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 470
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 23g 29%
Saturated Fat 12g 61%
Cholesterol 155mg 52%
Sodium 1008mg 44%
Total Carbohydrate 22g 8%
Dietary Fiber 3g 9%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 44g
Vitamin C 2mg 10%
Calcium 570mg 44%
Iron 3mg 14%
Potassium 506mg 11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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