Cheese-Stuffed Italian Chicken

Cheese-stuffed Italian Chicken

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Nancy Kellermann

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I got this recipe from a WW cookbook years ago. I was looking for recipes that were kid friendly and easy to make on a week night. Became a family favorite and a weekly rotation in the menu. I would fix it with garlic mashed potatoes and salad.

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★★★★★ 1 vote

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Serves:
4
Prep:
10 Min
Cook:
15 Min

Ingredients

  • 4- 4 oz
    chicken breast halves, skinless and boneless
  • 1/8 tsp
    sat (optional, i omit it)
  • 3/4 tsp
    basil, dried divided
  • 1/4 tsp
    crushed red pepper
  • 1/4 c
    green or red bell peppers, minced
  • 4-3/4 oz
    part-skim mozzarella cheese sticks
  • 2 Tbsp
    fat-free italian dressing
  • 1/8 tsp
    paprika
  • 1/4 c
    dry breadcrumbs, i use italian seasoned
  • ·
    cooking spray

How to Make Cheese-Stuffed Italian Chicken

Step-by-Step

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

    Place each chicken breast between 2 sheets of heavy-duty plastic wrap; pound to 1/4 inch thickness using a meat mallet or rolling pin.

    Sprinkle chicken evenly with salt, 1/4 teaspoon basil, and crushed red pepper. Then sprinkle the chicken with the minced bell pepper. Place 1 cheese stick lengtwise down center. Roll up jelly roll fashion. Brush rolls evenly with Italian dressing.

    Combine paprika and breadcrumbs; dredge chicken breast rolls in breadcrumb mixture, turning to coat. Place on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray seam side down. Lightly coat chicken rolls with cooking spray. Sprinkle evenly with the remaining basil.

    Bake at 400 degrees for 15 minutes or until done. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.

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About Cheese-Stuffed Italian Chicken

Course/Dish: Chicken
Other Tags: Quick & Easy Healthy



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