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Old 07-19-2011, 06:09 PM   #1
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Cheesy chicken breast?

Hi everyone! My fiance has asked if I could pretty pretty please try to find a recipe similar to something his mom used to make. I'm hoping you guys can help. Apparently she used to slice a pocket in chicken breast and stuff in cheddar cheese, then bread and bake the chicken. Anyone know of something similar that I could make for him? Any thoughts are helpful!

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Old 07-19-2011, 09:31 PM   #2
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Well, you could just do like his mom did.

Stick a sharp paring knife into the side of a chicken breast and cut a pocket using a fan motion so that the pocket is bigger than the hole. Stick your finger into it and make it larger but don't break through.

Stuff it with a lot of cheese. When it melts is sort of shrinks. Shredded works pretty well.

Coat the chicken in flour, then seasoned eggs, then seasoned crumbs and either bake in an oiled baking pan at 350 or spray with Pam and put on a rack over a cookie sheet at 450.
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Old 07-19-2011, 09:42 PM   #3
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Good tip on the fan motion. I had to think on it, but then the light bulb went off. I always wondered what kept all the stuffings from oozing out.
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Old 07-19-2011, 09:44 PM   #4
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Old 07-19-2011, 10:25 PM   #5
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I forgot to add that you might need to toothpick the slit closed.

Oh, and use good cheese!
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Old 07-20-2011, 08:36 AM   #6
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You could also butterfly the chicken breast without cutting all the way through, and then pound it to about 1/4 inch thickness. Do it carefully so that it doesn't tear.

Then, put your cheese mix into the center, fold the sides in and then the bottom and top. Place it onto a greased pan, with the seam on each chicken piece down, so it seals while cooking.

Change the filling and you have a completely different meal! Sweet and sour is awesome this way.
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Old 07-20-2011, 08:56 AM   #7
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I think this could/should be an entire thread of its own "Chicken Stuffings." I love to hear what other people use and everyone loves a good Phood Foto.
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Old 07-20-2011, 12:16 PM   #8
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I made them last night :) kept it simple and just jammed the suckers full of cheddar then breaded them with bread crumbs, garlic powder, s&p, and a bit of parmesan. Took a bit longer to cook than we expected but came out AMAZING! Thanks for the tip about fanning the blade to make the pocket bigger :)
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Old 07-20-2011, 12:51 PM   #9
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I have done the cheese thing before.. it all ended up oozing out. Still tasted good though, that's what counts, right?
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Old 07-20-2011, 02:28 PM   #10
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We used the fan motion to make a bigger pouch, then folded the top edge down to cover the hole and secured it with toothpicks. Some bubbled out still, but not too badly.
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