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Lasagna Stuffed Chicken

Chicken breast on a white plate topped with melted mozzarella cheese

This cheesy chicken recipe tastes like a plate full of lasagna. It's stuffed with a mixture of ricotta and mozzarella and topped off with marinara and more cheese.

This cheesy chicken recipe tastes like a plate full of lasagna. It's stuffed with a mixture of ricotta and mozzarella and topped off with marinara and more cheese.

Yield 3 servings
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3 large chicken breasts, about 6 ounces each
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Italian seasoning, divided
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1 cup ricotta cheese
  • 1 1/2 cups grated mozzarella, divided
  • 2 tablespoons parsley
  • 1/2 cup marinara

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray a 9x13 baking dish with non-stick spray.
  2. Place the chicken on a cutting board and use a sharp knife to cut a deep pocket into the side of each breast. 
  3. Drizzle chicken with olive oil and season with 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning, garlic powder, and 1/2 teaspoon of salt. 
  4. Add the ricotta, 1/2 cup of mozzarella, parsley, and remaining 1 teaspoon of Italian seasoning and 1/2 teaspoon of salt to a mixing bowl and stir well to combine. 
  5. Stuff the ricotta mixture into each chicken breast and place the chicken in the prepared dish.
  6. Spoon the marinara evenly over the chicken breasts.
  7. Bake for 30 minutes and then sprinkle the remaining 1 cup of mozzarella over the top of the chicken. Continue baking for 5 minutes or until chicken is cooked through.
  8. Serve immediately with additional parsley sprinkled on top, if desired.

Notes

Please note the nutrition information is based on 1 full chicken breast - none of us ate a full chicken breast as this is very filling and rich.

Nutrition Information:

Yield: 3 Serving Size: 1 chicken breast
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 374Total Fat: 18gCholesterol: 119mgSodium: 987mgCarbohydrates: 5gNet Carbohydrates: 4gFiber: 1gSugar: 3gProtein: 50g

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