Cheese and Mushroom Stuffed Chicken Breasts
Why I Love This Recipe
Ingredients You'll Need
3 Tbsp. butter or margarine, divided
1-1/2 cups (4 oz.) coarsely chopped fresh mushrooms
1/4 cup finely chopped onion
1 tsp. minced garlic or 1/4 tsp. garlic powder
2 cups (8 oz.) Sargento® 6 Cheese Italian Shredded Cheese
1/2 tsp. lemon pepper seasoning
4 large boneless, skinless chicken breast halves, flattened to 1/4-inch thickness
1/3 cup seasoned dry bread crumbs
Melt 1 tablespoon butter over medium-high heat in large skillet . Add mushrooms, onion and garlic; cook 7 minutes or until vegetables are tender and liquid is evaporated, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat; cool slightly.
Stir 1 cup cheese and lemon pepper into cooled mushroom mixture; spread 1/3 cup mixture onto each chicken breast. Fold chicken lengthwise in half; secure each with 2 wooden picks. Melt remaining 2 tablespoons butter; dip chicken into butter and roll in crumbs. Place in lightly greased shallow baking dish or pie plate; drizzle with remaining melted butter.
Bake in preheated 450°F oven 20 minutes or until golden brown and chicken is cooked through. Sprinkle with remaining cheese. Bake 3 minutes more or until cheese is melted. Remove wooden picks before serving.