An ovenproof skillet is the key to this easy recipe. Breaded stuffed chicken breasts are browned on one side on the top of the stove, carefully flipped and transferred--still in the pan--to the oven to finish cooking. This guarantees a nice brown crust and moist, tender chicken.

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Source: EatingWell Magazine, March/April 1996


Recipe Summary

50 mins


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Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Place a chicken breast, skinned-side down, on a cutting board. Keeping the blade of a sharp knife parallel to the board, make a horizontal slit along the thinner, long edge of the breast, cutting nearly through to the opposite side. Open the breast so it forms two flaps, hinged at the center. Place a slice of cheese on one flap, leaving a 1/2-inch border at the edge. Press remaining flap down firmly over the cheese and set aside. Repeat with the remaining breasts.

  • Lightly beat egg whites with a fork in a medium bowl. Mix breadcrumbs, Parmesan, parsley, salt and pepper in a shallow dish. Holding a stuffed breast together firmly, dip it in the egg whites and then roll in the breadcrumbs. Repeat with the remaining breasts.

  • Heat oil in a large ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat. Add the stuffed breasts and cook until browned on one side, about 2 minutes. Turn the breasts over and place the skillet in the oven.

  • Bake the chicken until no longer pink in the center, about 20 minutes. Serve with lemon wedges.

Nutrition Facts

254 calories; protein 30.3g 61% DV; carbohydrates 7.7g 3% DV; dietary fiber 0.6g 3% DV; sugars 0.8g; fat 10.6g 16% DV; saturated fat 4.3g 22% DV; cholesterol 77.5mg 26% DV; vitamin a iu 327.7IU 7% DV; vitamin c 2.8mg 5% DV; folate 27.5mcg 7% DV; calcium 161.4mg 16% DV; iron 1.5mg 9% DV; magnesium 33.9mg 12% DV; potassium 268.9mg 8% DV; sodium 492.1mg 20% DV; thiamin 0.2mg 15% DV.

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Rating: 5 stars
Great job. Highly recommended. Mom pounded the chicken into thinner cuts before wrapping the cheese slice in the chicken. We also used the honey mustard recipe from the honey mustard glazed turkey burgers recipe on the side. Will definitely make again!!! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
Delicious! I've been preparing this recipe for over 10 years. When ever I make it my family can't get enough. I just may make this tonight! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
Made this for dinner tonight the flavor was fantastic!! Everyone liked it; we will make this again. Read More