Rating: 4.86 stars
21 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 19
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0

Making a pocket in the chicken breast to hold the stuffing is easy with a good, sharp, thin-bladed knife. Browning the chicken in a skillet before baking gives it a beautiful golden color, and finishing in the oven ensures that it cooks evenly throughout.

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, Fall 2004
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Use a baking sheet with sides and lightly coat it with cooking spray.

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  • Mix cheese, ham, mustard and pepper in a small bowl.

  • Cut a horizontal slit along the thin, long edge of a chicken breast half, nearly through to the opposite side. Open up the breast and place one-fourth of the filling in the center. Close the breast over the filling, pressing the edges firmly together to seal. Repeat with the remaining chicken breasts and filling.

  • Lightly beat egg white with a fork in a medium bowl. Place breadcrumbs in a shallow glass dish. Hold each chicken breast half together and dip in egg white, then dredge in breadcrumbs. (Discard leftovers.)

  • Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken breasts; cook until browned on one side, about 2 minutes. Place the chicken, browned-side up, on the prepared baking sheet. Bake until the chicken is no longer pink in the center or until an instant-read thermometer registers 170 degrees F, about 20 minutes.

Tips

Easy cleanup: Recipes that require cooking spray can leave behind a sticky residue that can be hard to clean. To save time and keep your baking sheet looking fresh, line it with a layer of foil before you apply the cooking spray.

Nutrition Facts

247 calories; protein 30.7g; carbohydrates 10.3g; dietary fiber 0.7g; sugars 1g; fat 8.3g; saturated fat 2.5g; cholesterol 91.4mg; vitamin a iu 84.4IU; vitamin c 0.2mg; folate 33.4mcg; calcium 85.4mg; iron 1.1mg; magnesium 42mg; potassium 436mg; sodium 249mg; thiamin 0.3mg; added sugar 1g.
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Reviews (10)

21 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 19
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
This is a great and easy recipe. It turned out delicious especially for a beginning cook. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
11/18/2012
Easy and delish! Made this tonight and it was great and I'm not a very good cook and my boyfriend LOVED it (for real). I used prepackaged proscuitto from the grocery store which I just tore into very small pieces shredded Jack and Cheddar and mixed the Dijon with some honey before adding it to the cheese and proscuitto mixture. I browned both sides in the frying pan then baked them exactly as instructed and the breasts were moist tasty and cooked perfectly. I actualy couldn't believe it b/c I figured they'd be dry (shows how little I know about cooking - HA!) I actually prepared the breasts earlier today and left them in fridge skewed with toothpicks for a few hours then took egged and breaded them and finished cooking this evening. To me even though they required a little bit more prep than I'm used to they were still very easy and totally worth it. I served them with rice pilaf and salad (and dessert!) and I can't wait to have leftovers tomorrow. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
This is simple but looks elegant. So delicious it's hard to believe it's low calorie! Love it! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
My husband and I loved this dish. Super easy. I added 1 part honey to the Dijon (I'm not a huge fan of mustard). It was delicious. I'd recommend browning it on BOTH sides before putting it in the oven. Definitely something we'll have again. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
This recipe is great and easy to make. I loved how the chicken stayed nice and moist and top was nice and crusty. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
This was delicious! My husband loved it and so did I. Pretty easy and quick. Absolutely will make this again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
This was soooo good! It has quickly become a family favorite. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
02/19/2013
Hit the spot! I used a slice of natural Canadian bacon (from Costco - no nasty nitrates etc.) and a ultra thin slice of swiss cheese (Sargento brand - only 40 calories per slice) and a swipe of country dijon mustard in each breast. Dipped them in egg beaters and then some italian bread crumbs. Browned in some olive oil (more than the recipe called for because I had 4 giant breasts) and cooked them at 375 for 20 min. Perfect. They were delicious and hit the spot. Served with mashed cauliflower and simple green salad. Pros: easy tasty Read More
Rating: 4 stars
09/23/2012
This is an easy recipe that has turned out great every time I have tried it. Read More