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Savory Cheese Stuffed Chicken Breasts

Updated on April 13, 2013
4.3 stars from 3 ratings of Savory Cheese Stuffed Chicken Breasts

Why was I so nervous ... ?

One of my favorite fancy schmancy meals is Chicken Cordon Bleu; Chicken Kiev, a close second. Often I thought about serving either at a dinner party ... but that's the 1950s me that lives only in my head and only at certain times when thinking about my mother and what she would have done or said.

I've hosted one dinner party for a few neighbors, once in my life - many years ago. I am a grown-up and I'm not too lazy to do it. You know, I love to cook! I'm a very laid back person. I enjoy making a fuss over the preparation of the food, but other than that, I am all about being relaxed and easy peasy. If you come to my house to eat you will be served a satisfying and tasty meal with a smile, but don't expect a lot of rigamarole. Serve yourself, sit wherever ... heck, you can even check out the fridge, if you want (mind however, to keep your fingers off Jim's favorite bread & butter pickles!). I want everyone to be happy and leave with a full and satisfied tum!

I admit, the idea of stuffing a chicken breast with some sort of delectable filling had me worried - although, I have been wanting to try it forever! The following is my first attempt and it turned out quite well, if I do say so. The only thing I would definitely do differently is cut the breasts in two next time. The two of us had stuffed chicken for days!

Savory Cheese Stuffed Chicken Breasts straight from the oven!
Savory Cheese Stuffed Chicken Breasts straight from the oven! | Source

Cook Time

Prep time: 30 min
Cook time: 25 min
Ready in: 55 min
Yields: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 whole boneless, skinless chicken breasts, divided in half
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • ¼ cup cheddar cheese, shred
  • ¼ cup Parmesan cheese
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 Tablespoons chives, chopped
  • ½ teaspoon parsley, snipped
  • ¼ teaspoon rosemary and marjoram, you can use herbs of your own choosing, too
  • 2 medium eggs, for dipping
  • ¾ - 1 cup bread crumbs, ½ teaspoon each garlic powder, parsley, and Italian herbs and 2 Tablespoons Parmesan cheese
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • ½ - 1 teaspoon butter, melt with oil in roasting pan
  • salt & pepper, to taste
  • toothpicks
  1. Mix softened cream cheese, garlic, herbs and cheeses until well blended. Chill in fridge until ready to stuff chicken.
  2. Crack the eggs into a shallow dish and beat with a tablespoon of water or milk (I used Caesar salad dressing.)
  3. In another shallow dish mix bread crumbs with herbs, garlic powder and Parmesan cheese.
  4. Place chicken breast half between two pieces of cling wrap and pound flat. I used a wooden rolling pin and it worked quite nicely.
  5. Place 3 - 4 tablespoons filling in center of chicken breast (I did not chill the filling so in the photos it is spread on the chicken. I think it may be easier to place an amount in the center and roll around it.)
  6. Roll the chicken, folding in ends and secure with one or two toothpicks (do NOT forget about these later!)
  7. Dip the chicken into the egg, making sure that the entire breast is covered.
  8. Roll the chicken in the crumbs, covering it completely and place in oiled pan.
  9. Bake at 350° for 25 to 30 minutes - the chicken will be done when juices run clear.
  10. Impress your family and enjoy!
Preparing the chicken
Preparing the chicken | Source
Rolling and dipping the chicken
Rolling and dipping the chicken | Source

The first serving and the days that followed I never once thought to photograph the finished, plated meal! That won't happen again!

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    • Annie Miller profile imageAUTHOR

      Annie Miller 

      5 years ago from Wichita Falls, Texas

      Thank you, Vacation Trip! The great thing about chicken is that it lends itself well to so many flavors.

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      Susan 

      5 years ago from India

      Wow. Amazing recipe. Simply mouth watering. Thanks for sharing.

    • Annie Miller profile imageAUTHOR

      Annie Miller 

      5 years ago from Wichita Falls, Texas

      Thanks for your comment, Om. I love using different spices and herbs. I am learning a lot of new ones from your Hubs.

    • Om Paramapoonya profile image

      Om Paramapoonya 

      5 years ago

      Mmmm...these stuffed chicken breasts sound wonderful. I love the spices you use in this recipe. Thanks for sharing. Rated up!

    • Annie Miller profile imageAUTHOR

      Annie Miller 

      5 years ago from Wichita Falls, Texas

      Thank you for your lovely comment, Eddy!

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      Eiddwen 

      5 years ago from Wales

      A brilliant recipe which I am saving.

      Thank you so much for sharing.

      Eddy.

    • Annie Miller profile imageAUTHOR

      Annie Miller 

      5 years ago from Wichita Falls, Texas

      Thank you so much, My Cook Book. I hope you do try & enjoy.

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      Dil Vil 

      5 years ago from India

      Good recipe, i will try this. Thanks for sharing the above mouth watering recipe...

    • Annie Miller profile imageAUTHOR

      Annie Miller 

      5 years ago from Wichita Falls, Texas

      Thanks for your lovely comment, Leslie!

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      lesliebyars 

      5 years ago

      The name alone has me sold. Not to mention it sounds simple to make. Great recipe hub my friend.

    • Annie Miller profile imageAUTHOR

      Annie Miller 

      5 years ago from Wichita Falls, Texas

      Thanks so much for your comment, kidscrafts! Other than plating this (my mistake), I keep my camera handy.

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      kidscrafts 

      5 years ago from Ottawa, Canada

      It looks delicious... I can almost smell it :-) Great pictures to explain the different steps of your recipe! Thank you for sharing!

    • Annie Miller profile imageAUTHOR

      Annie Miller 

      5 years ago from Wichita Falls, Texas

      Thanks, Bill! It was really good and a wonderful challenge coming up with interesting ways to use the leftovers (enjoyed the chicken sliced up and served over rice with Alfredo sauce).

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      Bill Holland 

      5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      I saw the title of this hub and just knew I had to try this recipe. Drooling as I write this. :) Thanks for the great suggestion.

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