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Ham-&-Cheese-Stuffed Chicken Breasts Recipe

Looking for an easy Ham-&-Cheese-Stuffed Chicken Breasts recipe? Learn how to make Ham-&-Cheese-Stuffed Chicken Breasts using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by jennaleigh11

Makes 4 servings



Making a pocket in the chicken breast to hold the stuffing is easy with a good, sharp, thin-bladed knife. Browning the chicken in a skillet before baking gives it a beautiful golden color, and finishing in the oven ensures that it cooks evenly throughout.

Recipe Ingredients for Ham-&-Cheese-Stuffed Chicken Breasts

2 ounces 1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
2 tablespoons chopped ham
2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
1 Freshly ground pepper, to taste
1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
1 egg white
1/2 cup plain dry breadcrumbs
2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil

Recipe Directions for Ham-&-Cheese-Stuffed Chicken Breasts

  1. Preheat oven to 400F. Use a baking sheet with sides and lightly coat it with cooking spray.

  2. Mix cheese, ham, mustard and pepper in a small bowl.

  3. Cut a horizontal slit along the thin, long edge of a chicken breast half, nearly through to the opposite side. Open up the breast and place one-fourth of the filling in the center. Close the breast over the filling, pressing the edges firmly together to seal. Repeat with the remaining chicken breasts and filling.

  4. Lightly beat egg white with a fork in a medium bowl. Place breadcrumbs in a shallow glass dish. Hold each chicken breast half together and dip in egg white, then dredge in breadcrumbs. (Discard leftovers.)

  5. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken breasts; cook until browned on one side, about 2 minutes. Place the chicken, browned-side up, on the prepared baking sheet. Bake until the chicken is no longer pink in the center or until an instant-read thermometer registers 170F, about 20 minutes.

Categories

Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 158.8g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
326
Calories from Fat
107
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
11.9g
18%
Saturated Fat
3.0g
15%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
106mg
35%
Sodium
561mg
23%
Potassium
305mg
9%
Total Carbohydrates
10.9g
4%
Dietary Fiber
0.6g
2%
Sugars
1.1g
Protein
41.1g
Vitamin A 5% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 17% Iron 12%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B+
  Good points
  • Low in sugar
  • High in niacin
  • High in selenium
  •   Bad points
  • High in cholesterol
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