Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Garlic Lemon Double Stuffed Chicken

YUM. It's easier than it sounds.

olive oil (for greasing pan)
8 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 8oz. package cream cheese, cut into 1/2 inch slices
1 8oz. package Cheddar (or Colby Jack) cheese, cut into 1/2 inch slices
1 cup milk
1 1/2 cups Italian seasoned bread crumbs
1/2 cup grated Romano cheese
1 tablespoon minced garlic
3/4 cup butter, melted
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon garlic salt, or to taste
1/2 teaspoon paprika (optional)

1 - Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly coat a large shallow baking dish with oil.
2 - Butterfly each breast by slicing in half horizontally through the center, cutting almost but not completely through. Place one slice each of Cheddar and cream cheese in the center of each breast. Close again as if placing between the pages of a book. Set aside.
3 - Pour milk into a shallow bowl. In a separate bowl, combine breadcrumbs and Romano cheese. Carefully dip each breast first in milk, then in breadcrumb mixture, patting lightly to firmly to coat. Place breasts side by side in a single layer in pre-oiled baking dish, tucking edges under to seal.
4 - Melt butter in a small saucepan over medium heat. Stir in lemon juice and garlic, and drizzle evenly over chicken. Season breasts with garlic salt and paprika, if using.
5 - Bake in preheated oven for 30 minutes, or until no longer pink in center and juices run clear.

Number Of Servings: 8

Preparation Time: Prep - 20 minutes, Cook - 30 minutes


scottandlesley said...

Did you put this one in the ward cookbook? I love it.

Liz Johnson said...

Yep. I also put in that Cafe Rio dressing recipe. I am a regular goldmine. :)

scottandlesley said...

No joke. I just made the Cafe Rio desssing last week. Keep 'em comin'.

Jen said...

I love cream cheese

Lisa said...

I was wondering who put in that dressing! Bless your heart.

Styler Family said...

Mmm. Made this last night. So delish.

Alicia said...

I made this last night too- very good. Don't want to know the calories involved. :)