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Cream Cheese & Herb Stuffed Chicken Breasts Recipe

January 9th, 2013 by alice  Tags: , , , , , | Print This Post Print This Post

INGREDIENTS

  1. 2boneless skinless chicken breast halves(not the monstrous ones, the “halved” ones)
  2. 2tablespoons softenedcream cheese
  3. 3green onions, minced
  4. 4tablespoons choppedfresh oreganoor fresh sageor fresh basil
  5. salt and pepper
  6. 1/2teaspoonsalt
  7. 1/2teaspoonblack pepper
  8. 1teaspoonpaprika
  9. 1/3cupflour
  10. 1egg, beaten with
  11. 1teaspoonwater
  12. 1/4 plaindried breadcrumb(like Progresso)
  13. 1/4cup gratedparmesan cheese
  14. 1/4teaspoongarlic powder
  15. 2tablespoons meltedbutter

DIRECTIONS

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degres F.
  2. Flatten open chicken breasts; spread 1 tablespoon of cream cheese on one half of each breast (resist the temptation to use more– a little cream cheese goes a looooooong way!).
  3. Evenly distribute the fresh herbs on top of that and season with salt and pepper.
  4. “Fold”the chicken breasts back up and press tightly, tucking in cream cheese a bit.
  5. In a shallow dish, combine the 1/2 teaspoons salt and pepper, paprika and flour.
  6. In another dish, pour the beaten egg mixture.
  7. In a third dish, combine bread crumbs, garlic powder and Parmesan cheese.
  8. First dip chicken breasts in flour mixture, then beaten egg mixture, then bread crumb mixture.
  9. Place chicken on a lightly greased baking sheet, drizzle about a tablespoon of melted butter on each breast and bake, uncovered, for 30 minutes or until cooked through and tender.

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