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Delicious Italian Stuffed Chicken Breast Recipe

Discover the ultimate Italian Stuffed Chicken Breast recipe, inspired by a delightful TV ad and perfected over time. This dish has become a family favorite, making frequent appearances on our dinner table. It’s not only incredibly filling and delicious but also elegant enough to impress your guests. Pair it with fettuccini and Italian bread for a complete and satisfying meal.

The Best Italian Stuffed Chicken Breast Recipes

This Italian Stuffed Chicken Breast is a culinary masterpiece that combines tender chicken with a rich, cheesy filling, all topped with a savory spaghetti sauce. The blend of Italian cheeses, herbs, and crispy breadcrumbs creates a dish that’s both comforting and sophisticated.

Notes on Ingredients

  • Italian Cheese Blend: Use a blend of your favorite Italian cheeses for the filling. While optional, it adds a depth of flavor that elevates the dish.
  • Garlic, Basil, Oregano: These classic Italian herbs infuse the chicken with an authentic taste.
  • Parmesan Cheese and Bread Crumbs: These ingredients create a crispy, golden crust on the chicken.
  • Chicken Breasts: Ensure they are boneless and skinless for easy preparation.
  • Egg: Acts as a binder to help the breadcrumb mixture adhere to the chicken.
  • Spaghetti Sauce: Adds a rich, tomato-based flavor to the finished dish.

How to Make Italian Stuffed Chicken Breast

  1. Preparation: Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Cheese Mixture: In a bowl, combine 1 1/2 cups of the Italian cheese blend, garlic, basil, and oregano.
  3. Breadcrumb Mixture: In a separate bowl, mix the Parmesan cheese and bread crumbs.
  4. Prepare Chicken: Cut each chicken breast horizontally to create a pocket, then lightly pound to flatten.
  5. Stuff Chicken: Fill each chicken breast with the cheese mixture and close them like a book.
  6. Coat Chicken: Dip each stuffed breast in beaten egg, then coat with the breadcrumb mixture.
  7. Bake Chicken: Arrange the chicken breasts in a 9×13-inch baking dish and bake for 45 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through.
  8. Add Sauce and Cheese: Pour spaghetti sauce over the baked chicken and sprinkle with the remaining Italian cheese blend. Bake for an additional 5 minutes until the sauce is bubbling and the cheese is melted.

How to Serve Italian Stuffed Chicken Breast

Serve the Italian Stuffed Chicken Breast hot, garnished with fresh basil or parsley. Pair it with fettuccini and a side of Italian bread for a complete and hearty meal. A simple green salad with a light vinaigrette makes a great accompaniment.

How to Store Italian Stuffed Chicken Breast

Store any leftover stuffed chicken breasts in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. To reheat, place in a preheated oven at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) until warmed through, or microwave on medium power until hot.

Nutrition information

NutrientAmount per Serving% Daily Value*
Calories413.63 kcal21%
Total Fat12.17 g17%
Carbs17.59 g7%
Sugars4.33 g5%
Protein55.28 g111%
Sodium840.19 mg42%
Fiber2.78 g10%
Saturated Fat4.21 g21%
Trans Fat0.02 g
Monounsaturated Fat2.72 g
Polyunsaturated Fat1.13 g
Cholesterol199.7 mg67%
Calcium269.76 mg34%
Magnesium65.45 mg17%
Potassium870.4 mg25%
Iron2.06 mg15%
Zinc1.88 mg19%
Phosphorus534.82 mg76%
Vitamin A157.54 mcg20%
Vitamin C2.07 mg3%
Thiamin B10.19 mg17%
Riboflavin B20.63 mg45%
Niacin B321.68 mg135%
Vitamin B61.66 mg118%
Folic Acid B925.58 mcg13%
Vitamin B120.67 mcg27%
Vitamin D0.29 mcg6%
Vitamin E1.35 mg9%
Vitamin K6.72 mcg9%
Nutrition Information for Italian Stuffed Chicken Breast

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

FAQs about Italian Stuffed Chicken Breast

Can I use a different type of cheese?

Yes, you can use any cheese you prefer. Mozzarella, provolone, or even a mix of cheeses works well.

Can I prepare the chicken in advance?

Yes, you can assemble the stuffed chicken breasts and refrigerate them for up to 24 hours before baking.

What sides go well with this dish?

Besides fettuccini and Italian bread, roasted vegetables, mashed potatoes, or a simple green salad make excellent sides.

Can I freeze the stuffed chicken breasts?

Yes, you can freeze them before baking. Wrap each stuffed breast tightly in plastic wrap and place in a freezer-safe bag. Thaw in the refrigerator overnight before baking.

Italian Stuffed Chicken Breast recipe

The Best Italian Stuffed Chicken Breast Recipes

Discover the best Italian Stuffed Chicken Breast recipe! Perfect for family dinners or entertaining guests. This easy-to-follow recipe ensures a flavorful and elegant dish every time.
Temps de préparation 20 minutes
Temps de cuisson 50 minutes
Temps total 1 heure 10 minutes
Type de plat Dinner Plate
Cuisine Italian
Portions 4 servings
Calories 413.63 kcal

Ingrédients
  

  • 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)

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  • 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.
  • 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 9×13-inch baking dish.
  • 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.
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Italian Stuffed Chicken Breast with Melting Cheese

This Italian Stuffed Chicken Breast recipe is sure to become a staple in your kitchen. Its combination of flavors and textures makes it a standout dish for any occasion. Enjoy!

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