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Stuffed Chicken Breast

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Depending on your appetite, you could easily feed eight people with two whole chicken breasts. Generally, when I make these I cut the stuffed breast in half. If anyone wants to have seconds great. If not, I have lunch for the following day. These are delectable and very easy to make.
Ingredients
  Chicken breast boneless skinless 16 Ounce
  Ham slices/Proscuitto 4 Medium
  Cheese 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), shredded (any kind that melts)
  Bread crumbs 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Garlic powder 1 Teaspoon
  Paprika 1 Teaspoon
  Cayenne pepper 1 Teaspoon
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  Dry sage 1⁄2 Teaspoon, crumbled
  Egg 2 Medium
  Milk 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Dijon mustard 1 Tablespoon
  Flour 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Olive oil 2 Tablespoon
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. In a shallow dish put the breadcrumbs and add garlic powder, paprika, cayenne, salt and sage. Mix well. Set aside.
3. In a bowl, beat the 2 eggs. Add the milk and mustard. Mix well. Set aside.
4. Into another shallow dish put the flour.
5. Cut the breasts in half. Remove any excess meat and keep for other use. Using a sharp knife, cut a slit on the thick part of the breast to form a pocket. Be careful not to cut the breast all the way through. Add salt and pepper on both sides and in the inside (Use salt sparingly).

MAKING
6. Place a folded piece of ham and some grated cheese into the breast. Set aside.
7. Dredge the chicken in the flour and shake off excess.
8. Dip it into the egg and shake off excess. Place the chicken on the bread crumb and coat well. Shake off excess.
9. Heat a skillet with some olive oil. When the skillet is really hot place the chicken in the pan and cook until one side is browned.
10. Flip and brown other side as well. Be careful not to burn the coating.
11. Place the chicken in a baking pan and bake for about 17 minutes until breast is cooked through and cheese melts.

SERVING
12. On a serving platter, cut each breast in half and serve with any side of choice.

TIPS
Suggested sides – Ginger Garlic String Beans; Roasted Brussels Sprouts or Cajun Style Sweet Potatoes.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Preparation Time: 
20 Minutes
Cook Time: 
20 Minutes
Ready In: 
40 Minutes
Servings: 
8

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