Recently we traveled to visit my mother-in-law and I asked if I could cook dinner one night. Chicken stuffed with fresh basil was the meal I decided to make and was it ever a winner. The recipe takes only minutes to prepare and can easily be doubled or tripled. The chicken breasts I used were small so we each had our own chicken breast. There were no leftovers.chicken stuffed with fresh basil

 

The key to making a delicious chicken stuffed with fresh basil is the quality of the ingredients. Use fresh basil and a good quality of tomatoes and fresh mozzarella. The juice from the tomatoes helps the chicken to stay moist. I can’t wait to try this recipe using fresh garden tomatoes.chicken stuffed with fresh basil

 

Chicken Stuffed with Fresh Basil

 

Ingredients

2 boneless chicken breasts

6 – 8 thin slices of mozzarella cheese

3 – 4 small cocktail tomatoes

Fresh basil leaves

Italian seasoning

olive oil

 

Preparation

Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F. Slightly spray a small baking dish with non-stick spray.

Place the chicken breasts on a cutting board and cut 3-4 thin slices across the top of the chicken. Do not cut all the way through.

Stuff each slice with a piece of cheese, some tomato and a fresh basil leaf. Place the chicken breasts in the baking dish. Sprinkle each chicken bread with salt, pepper and Italian seasoning. Lightly drizzle with olive oil.chicken stuffed with fresh basil

Bake in a 400 degree oven for 30 minutes or until the internal temperature of the chicken is 160 degrees.chicken stuffed with fresh basil

Additional Notes

Chicken stuffed with fresh basil can easily be doubled or even tripled. Use good quality mozzarella and fresh tomatoes and basil!chicken stuffed with fresh basil

 

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11 comments on “Chicken Stuffed with Fresh Basil

Victoria on April 14, 2018 1:04 pm

This sounds delicious and I look forward to trying. I like simple when it comes to daily meals.

Candy on April 14, 2018 1:24 pm

My oh my does this stuffed chicken ever look good. Pair with simple side all set.

Amy on April 14, 2018 2:21 pm

Looks amazing!

Grammy Dee | Grammy's Grid on April 14, 2018 4:21 pm

YUM! That looks awesome! I bet it tastes really good! Shared x 4 ♥

Nancy Wolff on April 15, 2018 12:07 pm

Grammy Dee,
It is so delicious I can’t wait to make it again! 🙂

Barrie Mooney on April 17, 2018 1:22 pm

I love how simple and how delicious this looks- easy for a quick pull it together dinner- pinned!

Nancy Wolff on April 17, 2018 1:27 pm

Barrie,
It couldn’t be easier and yet it is so delicious you could serve it for company! 🙂

Helen at the Lazy Gastronome on April 21, 2018 2:22 pm

Oh my that looks so good! Pinned! Thanks for sharing your great recipes at the What’s for Dinner party.

Miz Helen on April 24, 2018 4:05 pm

Your Basil Stuffed Chicken looks fantastic! Thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with us at Full Plate Thursday and hope to see you again real soon!
Miz Helen

Karren Haller on April 26, 2018 8:13 pm

Your chicken recipes looks delicious!! I missed hosting Friday Features last week, but I’m back in full swing with lots of fun ideas and your being featured!!
Hope you will stop by and share again!!
Happy Weekend!
Karren~

Nancy Wolff on April 27, 2018 11:03 am

Karen,
Thanks so much for the feature!

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