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Showstopper Chicken Surprise

Showstopper Chicken Surprise

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  • Makes: 4 servings
  • Prep 25 mins
  • Bake 12 mins

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Smoked cheese melts inside chicken breasts for this easy entree. A bread crumb coating gives the chicken golden color and a crispy crunch.


  • 4 large skinless, boneless chicken breast halves (about 1 1/3 pounds)
  • 1 cup shredded smoked Rofumo cheese or smoked Gouda, Edam or cheddar cheese (4 ounces)
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 eggs, slightly beaten
  • 3/4 cup fine dry bread crumbs
  • 1 tablespoon peanut oil or other cooking oil


  1. Using a sharp knife, cut a pocket in the side of each chicken breast half. Stuff each pocket with about 1/4 cup of cheese. Secure openings with wooden toothpicks, if needed.
  2. In a shallow dish, stir together flour, salt and pepper. Place eggs in another shallow dish, and place bread crumbs in a third shallow dish. Coat stuffed chicken breasts in flour mixture. Dip floured chicken in beaten eggs, then coat well with bread crumbs.
  3. In a large, ovenproof skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Cook chicken 2 to 3 minutes per side or till browned.
  4. Transfer skillet to a 375 degree F oven and bake, uncovered, 12 to 15 minutes or till chicken no longer is pink.


  • To reduce the sodium , use reduce the cheese to 1/2 cup and omit the salt.

Nutrition Facts

(Showstopper Chicken Surprise)

Servings Per Recipe 4, fiber (g) 1, sodium (mg) 1016, chol. (mg) 211, carb. (g) 23, cal. (kcal) 417, Fat, total (g) 15

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