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Mushroom-Stuffed Chicken
January 17, 2013 at 2:48 PM

 Mushroom-Stuffed Chicken

                       Mushroom-Stuffed Chicken Recipe

Serve with 3 cups cooked egg noodles tossed with 2 tablespoons butter and green onions.

Yield: 4 servings (serving size: 1 stuffed breast half)

Ingredients

  • (1-ounce) slices white bread, torn 
  • Cooking spray
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onions
  • 8 ounces presliced mushrooms 
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 cup (2 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese 
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper, divided
  • (6-ounce) skinless, boneless chicken breast halves 
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • large eggs, lightly beaten 
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

Preparation

  1. 1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. 2. Pulse bread in a food processor to form fine crumbs. Place in a dish.
  3. 3. Heat a large ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add onions and mushrooms; sauté 10 minutes. Stir in thyme and garlic. Cool mixture 10 minutes; stir in cheese, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper.
  4. 4. Cut a slit through thickest portion of each breast half to form a pocket. Stuff each with 1/4 cup mushroom mixture. Sprinkle chicken with remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Place flour in a shallow dish. Place eggs in a shallow dish. Dredge chicken in flour. Dip in eggs; dredge in breadcrumbs.
  5. 5. Heat oil in skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken; cook 2 minutes on each side or until browned. Place pan in oven. Bake at 350° for 15 minutes or until a thermometer registers 165°.

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