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pimento cheese stuffed chicken

(2 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Renee' Klevenhagen
Midland, NC

When we decided a while back to move south, I started reading up on Southern cooking and absolutely fell in LOVE with Southern favorites. My husband often enjoyed the new types of recipes I tried, but always asked for the same old PA Dutch favorites that were so traditional to our upbringing. BUT NOW... he asks when the next new recipe is coming!! YAY! Of all of the things I've tried, this is the one he asks for the most :-)

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Pimento cheese is a Southern staple. Stuff it inside a chicken breast and you have a delicious and easy stuffed chicken recipe. Cut into the juicy and tender chicken, and the cheesy center oozes out. We love the crunchy Panko outer layer. So much yumminess!

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(2 ratings)
yield 4 serving(s)
prep time 10 Min
cook time 25 Min
method Pan Fry

Ingredients For pimento cheese stuffed chicken

  • 4
    boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1/2 c
  • 1 lg
  • 1 1/2 c
    Panko bread crumbs
  • 1 1/3 c
    pimento cheese
  • olive oil for cooking

How To Make pimento cheese stuffed chicken

  • Chicken breasts seasoned with salt and pepper.
    Sprinkle chicken evenly with 1 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper.
  • Dredging chicken in milk mixture and bread crumbs.
    Whisk together 1/2 cup milk and egg. Dip chicken in milk mixture and dredge in bread crumbs.
  • Pan-frying chicken breasts.
    Pour oil to a depth of 1/8 inch in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook chicken in hot oil about 10 minutes on each side or until done.
  • Slicing chicken breasts and stuffing with pimento cheese.
    Transfer chicken to a baking sheet. Hold chicken with tongs, and cut a slit in 1 side of each chicken breast to form a pocket. Spoon 1/3 cup pimento cheese into each pocket.
  • Baking chicken until the cheese melts.
    Bake at 350° for 2 to 3 minutes or until cheese is melted. Garnish, if desired, and serve immediately.

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