About this recipe:Not your everyday chicken dish! Stuffed with Cheddar and cream cheeses, then drenched with a garlic-lemon-butter sauce, your friends and family will be begging you to make this recipe - believe me, I know!
oil, for greasing baking dish
4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
125g cream cheese, cut into four slices
125g Cheddar cheese, cut into four slices
1/2 cup (125ml) milk
3/4 cup (75g) seasoned or plain bread crumbs
125g grated Parmesan cheese
2 cloves garlic, minced or finely chopped
100g butter, melted
1 lemon, juiced
1/4 teaspoon salt, or to taste
1/4 teaspoon paprika (optional)
Prep:20min › Cook:30min › Ready in:50min
Preheat oven to 175 degrees C. Lightly coat a large, shallow baking dish with oil.
Slice each breast in half horizontally through the center, cutting almost but not completely through. Place one slice each of Cheddar and cream cheese in the center of each breast. Close again as if placing between the pages of a book. Set aside.
Pour milk into a shallow bowl. In a separate bowl, combine breadcrumbs and Parmesan. Carefully dip each breast first in milk, then in breadcrumb mixture, patting lightly to firmly coat. Place breasts side by side in a single layer in pre-oiled baking dish, tucking edges under to seal.
Melt butter in a small saucepan over medium heat. Stir in lemon juice and garlic, and drizzle evenly over chicken. Season breasts with garlic salt and paprika, if using.
Bake in preheated oven for 30 minutes, or until no longer pink in center and juices run clear.