Cheesy Basil-Stuffed Chicken Breasts
Dressing up chicken breasts with cheesy filling elevates the plain white meat to something special. Here's how to stuff a chicken breast with a flavorful, easy-to-prepare filling.
Why This Recipe Works
We set out to stuff a chicken breast with a flavorful, easy-to-prepare filling. We first sliced a pocket into the thickest part of the breast, then spooned the filling into the pocket and sealed the breast back up with a skewer. Blending shredded mozzarella with heavy cream yielded a flavor and texture that mimicked expensive fresh mozzarella. We used fresh basil in the filling for the best flavor and coated the stuffed breast with fresh bread crumbs for a crisp counterpoint to the creamy cheese and juicy chicken. We “glued" the crumbs to the chicken breast with mayonnaise, and roasted the stuffed breasts to help limit the mess.