Mozzarella Stuffed Chicken Parmesan

October 8, 2018Danita
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Ok, confession…..  I scroll Facebook WAYYYY too much.  There, I said it.  I take comfort in the idea that I may not be the only one.  (Anyone else care to admit it?) And that’s where this Mozzarella Stuffed Chicken Parmesan recipe came from. 

I love watching those recipe videos and one day, I’m going to learn how to do them.  Until then, I decided to put my “scrolling” to good use and make some of the recipes that look so delicious!

This recipe for Mozzarella Stuffed Chicken Parmesan is adapted from Natasha’s Kitchen.

Here’s the Recipe:

  • 4 Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts
  • 1/2 cup Italian bread crumbs
  • 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 eggs
  • 3-4 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 Jar of your favorite Marinara Sauce (or make your own)
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded Mozzarella cheese (divided)
  • Optional: Chopped Parsley for garnish

Also needed:

  • 3 shallow bowls or dishes (11 x 7 Pyrex type work well)
  • Cast iron or other oven proof skillet

 Mozzarella Stuffed Chicken

Preheat oven to 400 degrees

Place flour in first shallow bowl

In second bowl, place eggs and beat well with fork

In third bowl, combine bread crumbs and Parmesan cheese

 Mozzarella Stuffed Chicken

Combine salt, pepper and garlic powder and sprinkle evenly over chicken

 Mozzarella Stuffed Chicken

On the “thicker” side of the chicken cut a “pocket” in each breasts, making sure not to cut all the way through

Stuff each breast with 2-3 Tbsp of Mozzarella cheese

 Mozzarella Stuffed Chicken

Add enough oil to skillet to lightly coat the bottom

When oil is hot, take one chicken breast at a time and dredge in flour, coating lightly

Then in egg, allowing extra to drip back into the bowl

Then in bread crumb mixture

 Mozzarella Stuffed Chicken

Place in hot oil and brown on both sides (about 3 minutes on each side)

Adjust heat as needed in order for oil not to get too hot

*It’s important to make sure oil is hot before placing chicken, otherwise coating will fall off…. sad day!

 Mozzarella Stuffed Chicken

When chicken is golden brown and crispy, turn off heat and pour over Marinara

Top each piece with remaining cheese and bake uncovered at 400 degrees for 15-20 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 165 degrees.  

*Time will depend on thickness of chicken

*Yes, I only made 2… they were huge and only 2 of us for dinner. I still used the whole jar of sauce.

 Mozzarella Stuffed Chicken

Remove from oven and top with chopped Parsley, if desired

 Mozzarella Stuffed Chicken

Serve immediately while the cheese inside is ooey-gooey deliciousness!

Suggested Sides:

  • Pasta
  • Broccoli
  • Asparagus
  • Green Salad
  • Garlic Bread
Mozzarella Stuffed Chicken Parmesan

Mozzarella Stuffed Chicken Parmesan

Chicken Parmesan taken to the next level, proving you can never have too much cheese!

Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Keyword Chicken, Mozzarella Stuffed Chicken Parmesan
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4

Ingredients

  • 4 Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts
  • 1/2 cup Italian bread crumbs
  • 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 eggs
  • 3-4 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 Jar your favorite Marinara Sauce (or make your own)
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded Mozzarella cheese (divided)
  • Optional: Chopped Parsley for garnish

Also Needed:

  • 3 Shallow Bowls
  • 1 Cast Iron or other oven proof skillet

Instructions

Preheat oven to 400 degrees

  1. Place flour in first shallow bowl

  2. In second bowl, place eggs and beat well with fork

  3. In third bowl, combine bread crumbs and Parmesan cheese

  4. Combine salt, pepper and garlic powder and sprinkle evenly over chicken

  5. Cut a “pocket” in each breasts, making sure not to cut all the way through

  6. Stuff each breast with 2-3 Tbsp of Mozzarella cheese

  7. Add enough oil to skillet to lightly coat the bottom

  8. When oil is hot, take one chicken breast at a time and dredge in flour, coating lightly

    Then in egg, allowing extra to drip back into the bowl

    Then in bread crumb mixture

  9. Place in hot oil and brown on both sides (about 3 minutes on each side)

  10. Adjust heat as needed in order for oil not to get too hot

  11. When chicken is golden brown and crispy, turn off heat and pour over Marinara

  12. Top each piece with remaining cheese and bake at 400 degrees for 15-20 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 165 degrees.  

  13. Remove from oven and top with chopped Parsley, if desired

  14. Serve immediately while the the cheese inside is ooey-gooey deliciousness!

Recipe Notes

*It’s important to make sure oil is hot before place in chicken, otherwise coating will fall off…. sad day!

*Time will depend on thickness of chicken

Suggested Sides:

  • Pasta
  • Broccoli
  • Asparagus
  • Green Salad
  • Garlic Bread

 

 

 

  

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