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cheesy garlic stuffed chicken

(5 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
christina obrien
naples, FL

I found this recipe and decided to change it up a little bit. Everyone I have made this for absolutely loves it! So many flavors and just the right amount of juiciness for this chicken dish.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Even picky eaters are going to love this stuffed chicken recipe. The combination of cheese is very savory and flavorful. There's just enough fresh garlic to add a pop of flavor but not be overpowering. Rolling the chicken in melted butter, then coating with bread crumbs, crisps up when baked, and helps to keep the chicken breasts juicy. This will be a big hit with your family.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(5 ratings)
yield 8 serving(s)
prep time 20 Min
cook time 1 Hr
method Bake

Ingredients For cheesy garlic stuffed chicken

  • 8
    large, thick chicken breasts (boneless/skinless)
  • chopped garlic, to taste
  • 1 c
    shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 c
    shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 2 c
    Italian seasoned bread crumbs
  • 1/2 c
    butter, melted (I like to use salted butter)
  • toothpicks or short skewers
  • sweet basil, to taste (I added this for a little extra flavor)

How To Make cheesy garlic stuffed chicken

Test Kitchen Tips
The bottom of the chicken does get a little soggy but it's still good. To remedy that, put a wire cooling rack on your baking tray and bake the chicken on that. The air will circulate and crisp the bottom of the chicken.
  • Butterflied chicken breast on a cutting board.
    Butterfly fillet the chicken breasts and lay flat in order to stuff them. (
  • Shredded cheese on the butterflied chicken.
    Stuff inside with both cheese's on the breast.
  • Adding garlic to the cheese.
    Then add garlic.
  • Sprinkling basil on the chicken.
    Sprinkle with sweet basil before closing up and securing with toothpicks or short skewers. (Make sure you have secured the opening because the next step is to roll in butter and bread crumbs.)
  • Rolling chicken in butter.
    Melt the butter in a flat dish with sides so you can still roll the chicken in it.
  • Rolling buttered chicken in bread crumbs.
    Then roll in bread crumbs.
  • Coated chicken on a baking sheet.
    Place them in a baking dish or pan.
  • Pouring melted butter over the chicken.
    Pour remaining butter, or melt a little more, over the chicken.
  • Chicken baking in the oven.
    Bake at 350 degrees for about an hour.
  • A piece of Cheesy Garlic Stuffed Chicken on a plate.
    Make sure to pull out all the toothpicks or skewers before serving. (I like to use the short skewers because they don't get in the way and they are easier to take out once the chicken is ready.)