Baked Ricotta Chicken
Could we transform a complicated stuffed-chicken dish into a weeknight favorite?
Why This Recipe Works
We knew that ricotta has a tendency to break and dry out when baked, so we processed it with some oil to both add richness and smooth out its texture. We jump-started the chicken by browning it in a skillet before shingling the pieces in a pasta sauce–lined baking dish. We avoided the complicated step of stuffing the chicken by instead layering the chicken with the sauce, ricotta mixture, and bread crumbs.