This recipe always impresses dinner guests! Chicken breasts are stuffed with a ricotta cheese and walnut mixture.

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a large baking dish.

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  • In a bowl, mix the ricotta cheese, walnuts, Parmesan cheese, bread crumbs, and oregano.

  • Loosen the skin on the chicken breasts to form a pocket, and stuff with the ricotta cheese mixture. Arrange the chicken breasts in a single layer in the prepared baking dish, and brush with oil.

  • Bake 45 minutes in the preheated oven, or until the chicken is no longer pink and juices run clear.

Nutrition Facts

349 calories; 22.6 g total fat; 65 mg cholesterol; 217 mg sodium. 9 g carbohydrates; 27.7 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
02/03/2005
I voe this recipie! I change it a bit by doign the following: I add garlic that I chop and fry in olive oil..and put it in the mixture instead of just putting the oil they call for straight in. I use skinless boneless breasts and butterfly them instead the ones with skin. Then I will just roll them and use a toothpick or two to keep them shut! I serve it with risotto and salad..it's a great meal! Read More
(193)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
02/08/2006
The dish was very bland... I remade it a few days later and added some fresh sauteed spinach and some feta cheese...much better. Read More
(17)
78 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 39
  • 4 star values: 19
  • 3 star values: 12
  • 2 star values: 6
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
02/03/2005
I voe this recipie! I change it a bit by doign the following: I add garlic that I chop and fry in olive oil..and put it in the mixture instead of just putting the oil they call for straight in. I use skinless boneless breasts and butterfly them instead the ones with skin. Then I will just roll them and use a toothpick or two to keep them shut! I serve it with risotto and salad..it's a great meal! Read More
(193)
Rating: 5 stars
02/03/2005
I voe this recipie! I change it a bit by doign the following: I add garlic that I chop and fry in olive oil..and put it in the mixture instead of just putting the oil they call for straight in. I use skinless boneless breasts and butterfly them instead the ones with skin. Then I will just roll them and use a toothpick or two to keep them shut! I serve it with risotto and salad..it's a great meal! Read More
(193)
Rating: 5 stars
10/21/2004
Wonderful recipe! I used chicken breasts cut into the middle with poultry knife to form a pocket and stuffed with a mixture of sun-dried tomatoes grated Parmesan ricotta oregano and crushed Triscuit crackers (didn't have walnuts nor breadcrumbs so I substitute with crushed Triscuit crackers to get the nutty crunchy taste). At first I was afraid the chicken will dry out within the 45 minutes of baking but that was not the case at all! Make sure to smother with olive oil it adds a nice touch of flavor. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/19/2006
Fantastic Recipe! I also went with the bonless skinless. And I found that adding a dash of seasoning salt to the top of the chiken after coating witht he olive oil helps the blandness that some of the other user had posted about will make this again!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/10/2007
I liked the idea of this but didn't have the correct ingredients so I substituted the same amts of: feta instead of ricotta pine nuts instead of walnuts and basil instead of oregano. Used seasoned bread crumbs everything in the recipe measurements. Ohhh my gosh best stuffed chicken EVER! Pounded the chicken very thin so baked at 375 for only 25min before topping each breast with a tbs of reserved stuffing and then broiled another 10 min until it had melted and browned looked perfect! Next time I may cut the pine nuts back a bit I love them but it may be too much for some. Thanks for an easy great recipe!!! Read More
(51)
Rating: 5 stars
12/20/2007
This recipe was a hit with my entire family--even my 5 yr. old picky eater. I would definately make it again. It's good enough for company for sure! I made some changes based on other reviews and using what I had on hand. Instead of boneless chicken I used bone-in chicken (which I recommend trying) replaced ricotta for cottage cheese and used pecans instead of walnuts (chopped fine). Based on other reviews I sauted 2 garlic cloves in olive oil added about half to cheese mixture and used the rest to brush the chicken. After I brushed the chicken with oil I added salt pepper plain bread crumbs basil and oregano on top of the chicken. It came out moist and delicious! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/03/2004
This was great I used Italian seasoned bread crumbs and might not next time because it was almost too rich but came out wonderful. I also used boneless skinless breasts as I do not like skin and just cut them almost in half and stuffed with mixture and was still very good! Great flavor and the walnuts add a nice crunch. Read More
(43)
Rating: 5 stars
04/29/2005
I used only 4 chicken breasts without skin and baked for 30 minutes in a covered pan and 20 in an uncovered pan. The results were great. The stuffing is really delicious. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/02/2006
I took another readers recommendation and did not use the walnuts. I sauteed garlic in the oil and mixed that into the ricotta mixture. After stuffing I added the seasoned salt and some bread crumb to the top. It was great!!! Can't wait to have it again. Even the kids ate it. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/08/2006
This was hit with my family. What a great way to liven up chicken which can be so boring! I used skinless breasts flattened them and secured the stuffing with toothpicks. Everyone agreed that it could have used less oregano and more bake time. But overall the chicken was moist and tender. The stuffing turned out wonderful. I had a lot left over so I just sprinkled the rest on top of the breasts and it came out nice and golden brown. Perhaps sun dried tomatoes? Different cheeses? There's so much you could add on to this recipe. I paired tender baby carrots warm apples and big crescent rolls with this to make it a meal. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
02/08/2006
The dish was very bland... I remade it a few days later and added some fresh sauteed spinach and some feta cheese...much better. Read More
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