Not your everyday chicken dish! Stuffed with Cheddar and cream cheeses, then drenched with a garlic-lemon-butter sauce, your friends and family will be begging you to make this recipe - believe me, I know!

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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly coat a large, shallow baking dish with oil.

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  • Butterfly each breast by slicing in half horizontally through the center, cutting almost but not completely through. Place one slice each of Cheddar and cream cheese in the center of each breast. Close again as if placing between the pages of a book. Set aside.

  • Pour milk into a shallow bowl. In a separate bowl, combine breadcrumbs and Romano cheese. Carefully dip each breast first in milk, then in breadcrumb mixture, patting lightly to firmly coat. Place breasts side by side in a single layer in pre-oiled baking dish, tucking edges under to seal.

  • Melt butter in a small saucepan over medium heat. Stir in lemon juice and garlic, and drizzle evenly over chicken. Season breasts with garlic salt and paprika, if using.

  • Bake in preheated oven for 30 minutes, or until no longer pink in center and juices run clear.

Partner Tip

Reynolds® Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts

642 calories; 44.7 g total fat; 184 mg cholesterol; 1049 mg sodium. 19 g carbohydrates; 40.4 g protein; Full Nutrition


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Rating: 5 stars
09/13/2004
Made this for dinner last night what can I say...EXCELLENT! The only changes I made were I added 1 1/2 tablespoons of lemon juice instead of just 1 tablespoon (this was a recipe for 4) and to be honest I think next time I will add even more lemon. We like that lemon flavor!! Also I used cheddar (hard) slices and I think I will do the shredded cheddar and I will try and spread the cream cheese on (instead of chunky). Maybe that will prevent it from oozing out!!:) Overall this is an excellent recipe and VERY flavorful and to be honest VERY easy to make...a must try for any household! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
03/19/2008
Half the cream cheese--add more lemon juice--pound chicken--use shreded cheese Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/13/2004
Made this for dinner last night what can I say...EXCELLENT! The only changes I made were I added 1 1/2 tablespoons of lemon juice instead of just 1 tablespoon (this was a recipe for 4) and to be honest I think next time I will add even more lemon. We like that lemon flavor!! Also I used cheddar (hard) slices and I think I will do the shredded cheddar and I will try and spread the cream cheese on (instead of chunky). Maybe that will prevent it from oozing out!!:) Overall this is an excellent recipe and VERY flavorful and to be honest VERY easy to make...a must try for any household! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/24/2004
Very tasty!!! I did what one reviewer suggested and pounded the chicken flat filled with cheese and then roll up (securing with toothpicks). I also used Parmesan instead of Romano. This was so easy. Will do MANY more times:-) Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/12/2005
Good but as others suggested and I wished I would have listened is cut the cream cheese in half because it was a little overwhelming. Other than that we enjoyed. Thanks Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/13/2012
Wow - this is fabubous and I swear you could put just about anything rolled up inside a chicken breast and it's bound to be good. Plus the combination of three different cheese was an indication to me that this was going to be tasty. I did make a couple of changes... First I pounded my chicken breasts down thin. Second I used light shredded cheddar cheese that I combined with softened light cream cheese until it was blended. to stuff the chicken and rolled the chicken securing with toothpicks. I dipped the chicken in egg and milk then the bread crumb mixture to form a light coating. I then drizzled it with the melted butter mixture and baked it according to the directions. The result was a very moist and flavorful chicken bursting with a delicious cheese filled center! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/02/2006
Really good thanks for sharing. I actually chose to flatten the chicken add the cheese and then roll them up. I used far less cream cheese and threw in some bacon along with the cheese mixture. Also used Panko crumbs as opposed to breadcrumbs. I thought the lemon garlic butter was the best thing about this dish and if making again I would ditch dunking them in milk before breading and just use the lemon garlic butter (pouring any remaining over the chicken). I think that would add tremendous flavor. Again thanks for the recipe....it was nice and different! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/13/2004
Made this last week - what a great recipe! I didn't have any cream cheese on hand so I mixed cheddar mozzarella and sour cream for the filling. Turned out awesome. Husband was impressed and we're having it again tonight! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/09/2007
Yum yum yummy!!! This recipe was so easy - and tastes HEAVENLY! My husband issued appreciative groans (mouth full of warm melted stuffing...) from his side of the plate when this was served! I low-carbed it to my liking - replacing the Italian bread crumbs with almond flour Italian seasoning and kosher salt. Also since I didn't have Romano I just used more shredded cheddar. This was a heavenly savory recipe - and great for company! Best of all I made the full recipe and froze 6 of the chicken breasts. They reheated beautifully as an at-work lunch. What a treat! Thanks for posting this one! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/10/2006
This recipe was excellent! My husband doesn't care for chicken so I'm always trying new ways of fixing it. Well you know what they say cheese makes everything taste better! I butterflied the chicken breasts as directed in the recipe (rather than rolling as suggested by other reviewers) and it worked fine. Some cheese melted out but not that much. I did take the suggestion of reducing the amount of cream cheese. I reduced it by about a quarter but I think half would be better next time. I served this with pasta and we ended up cutting up our chicken breasts into bite size pieces and mixing it with the pasta. On top of the pasta I just had a mixture of melted butter lemon juice minced garlic and dried basil. It was delicious! I will definitely make this again. It takes a little prepping but it's worth it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/16/2012
Soooooo delicious! It's a special occasion dinner. Full of flavor and great texture and easy. I didn't change a thing. p.s.- I hate people who review based on calories and fat. (when they haven't even made the recipe) Everyone doesn't have to lose weight!!! Keep those comments to yourself and don't hurt the recipes star rating. Read More
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