Stuffed Chicken Breasts

As I was reading through my blog the other day I realized that I am just 9 posts away from 200!  I also just need 593 more views to reach 7000!  These facts just amaze me! I’d love to reach 200 and 7000 by the end of 2012!   When Barbi started us on this cookbook journey about 2-1/2 years ago, I never dreamed that I would actually make it this far.  I am not really a writer. However, I do love baking and cooking, and in order to keep the blog going, I do need to write.  It has been a fun project!  I also can’t believe the wide variety of readers that I have…many different countries are represented by you, my faithful readers!  While North America claims the majority of you, most of the other continents are represented, too.   I humbly thank you for taking your time to read my posts!

Now to the recipe for today’s dinner.  I have never made stuffed chicken breasts before and assumed that they are difficult to make.  I was pleasantly surprised to discover that they are quite easy.  You can use a variety of fillings…whatever flavor you want to achieve…spinach and cream cheese; shredded cheddar; broccoli, etc.  I decided to use stuffing, Parmesan cheese, and dried cranberries.  Yummy! By the time they were cooked, my kitchen smelled like Christmas!

4-6 boneless, skinless chicken breasts

1 box stuffing mix

1/2 c. dried cranberries

1/4 c. parmesan cheese

Place chicken breasts in a self-sealing plastic bag and pound with a meat mallet until thin.  Cook stuffing according to package directions.  Place about 1-2 tbsp. of stuffing on each chicken breast and sprinkle with about 1 tsp. of parmesan cheese.  Roll each breast and place seam-side down in a greased baking pan.  Spread remaining stuffing mix in pan in between each of the rolled chicken breasts.  Sprinkle dried cranberries and remaining parmesan cheese over the top.

Cover with foil and bake at 350 degrees for about an hour or until chicken is tender.  Remove foil for the last few minutes of cooking so that the meat can turn golden brown.  Serve with rice or mashed potatoes and a side of green beans!  Enjoy!

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The Mrs. G's

A mother-daughter project (our married names both begin with G) to rejuvenate our love of cooking and make meals creative and exciting! And now that I (mom) have discovered the Trim Healthy Mama way of cooking, I am trying to incorporate more healthful recipes!

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