I love cheese on anything and everything - so when I saw some recipes floating around for cheese stuffed chicken I knew to try my own version. This is one of those recipes that I just made up as I went along and it turned out wonderful. This was perfect for a weeknight meal, and I'm sure would be great with different kinds of cheese or other fillings. (Although is anything better than cheese? If so, I have yet to find it.)
Mozzarella Stuffed Chicken
2 pieces boneless, skinless chicken breasts
2 Tbsp. grated Parmesan
3 Tbsp. bread crumbs
1 egg white
3 Tbsp. olive oil
1/4 tsp. Italian seasoning
1/4 tsp. dry oregano
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Cut each chicken breast (lengthwise) about 3/4 of the way through and stuff mozzarella inside. Close and secure with toothpicks, if needed. Mix breadcrumbs, Parmesan, Italian seasoning, oregano and garlic powder in small bowl. Dip the chicken breasts in the egg white and coat with breadcrumb mixture.
Heat olive oil over medium heat, and cook chicken until it has a brown and crispy appearance, about 2-3 minutes on each side.
Place chicken in a greased pan and cook for 20-25 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through.