Double Stuffed Chicken with Lemon and Garlic

This double stuffed chicken recipe uses chicken breasts which are stuffed with both Cheddar and cream cheeses, then drenched with a garlic-lemon-butter sauce.  It will add class to any dinner party and is still easy enough for a  busy week night.. It is one of my husband’s favorite chicken recipes.

This easy recipe is ready in just over 30 minutes and is a delight to behold on the plate when you cut into the chicken breast parcels.

chicken breast with lemon and garlic stuffed with cheese

I love the combination of lemon and garlic in a recipe.  It adds a nice bit of tartness that is offset by the bright citrus flavor.  (For another great recipe with this combination, check out this recipe for garlic lemon chicken with a mustard herb sauce.)Garlic and lemon slices

Double Stuffed Chicken with Lemon and Garlic.

This recipe might seem complicated but is actually quite easy to prepare. The chicken breasts are just butterflied to create a pocket in them and then both slices of cheddar cheese and thin slices from a block of cream cheese gets added to the pocket.

Once you have the cavity filled, the parcels are coated with a combination of Romano cheese and bread crumbs. 

The sauce is made in just a few minutes by melting the butter and adding some lemon juice, lemon zest and garlic salt and paprika and drizzled over the chicken breasts.

Into the oven for 30 minutes and that is all there is to the recipe.

Tasting the double stuffed chicken breasts

Every bite of these delicious chicken parcels is oozing with melted cheese and the tart taste of lemon.  It’s is chock full of flavor and seems as though you spent hours on it.Tasting double stuffed chicken breasts

This is not your everyday chicken dish.  It is stuffed with both Cheddar and cream cheeses, and then baked and served with a garlic-lemon-butter sauce. Your family will be begging you to make this recipe again and again.

Yield: 8

Double Stuffed Chicken with Lemon and Garlic

Double Stuffed Chicken with Lemon and Garlic

These chicken breasts are stuffed with both garlic and lemon and baked to a golden brown.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes

Ingredients

  • Pam, for greasing pan
  • 8 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, cut into 1/2 inch slices
  • 1 (8 ounce) package Cheddar cheese, cut into 1/2 inch slices\
  • 1 cup skim milk
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 1/2 cups Italian seasoned bread crumbs
  • 1 1/2 cups of all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt and a pinch of black pepper
  • 1/2 cup grated Romano cheese
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 3/4 cup butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt, or to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked Spanish paprika

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350º F. Lightly spray a large, shallow baking dish with Pam cooking spray.
  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 piece. Close the breasts and set them aside.
  3. Pour the skim milk into a shallow bowl. In a separate bowl, place the breadcrumbs and Romano cheese. On a plate, place the flour and season with salt and pepper.
  4. Carefully dip each breast first into the milk, then into the flour
  5. Then dip into the egg whites and finally into the bread crumbs.
  6. Place breasts side by side in a single layer in the baking dish, tucking edges under to seal.
  7. Melt butter in a small saucepan over medium heat. Stir in lemon juice, lemon zest and garlic, and drizzle evenly over chicken. Season breasts with garlic salt and paprika.
  8. Bake in preheated oven for 30 minutes, or until no longer pink in center and juices run clear.
 

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  5 comments for “Double Stuffed Chicken with Lemon and Garlic

  1. Rodney
    01/06/2019 at 6:38 pm

    What flour mixture. I only see flour mixture mentioned in the instructions and not the ingredient list. Do the breadcrumbs and Romano go in separate bowls or are they mixed together. Where in the instructions does it tell you what to do with the egg whites? I know how to cook, so I am able to fill in the gaps. However, someone new to cooking would be very confused by these directions.

    • Carol
      01/06/2019 at 6:49 pm

      Thanks for letting me know about my error in the instructions. I have fixed the recipe card so that it should be correct now. Carol

  2. Brenda
    05/28/2019 at 11:21 am

    Can i make these the day before.

    • Carol
      05/28/2019 at 12:11 pm

      Hi Brenda. You could prepare them the day before and cook them the day of use. Reheating the next day would not give the same results but could be done. Carol

      • Brenda
        05/28/2019 at 3:10 pm

        Perfect thankyou.

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