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Bruschetta-Topped Cheesy Chicken

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Bruschetta-Topped Cheesy Chicken
  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 50 min
  • Ingredients 10
  • Servings 4
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Our fresh bruschetta topping adds a deliciously fresh finish while melted mozzarella stuffed into the middle of these Parmesan-crusted chicken breasts adds a surprise you won’t see coming!
Updated Aug 2, 2017

Ingredients

  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts (6 to 8 oz each)
  • 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese (2 oz)
  • 1/2 cup Progresso™ Italian panko crispy bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped plum (Roma) tomatoes (3 medium)
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil leaves
  • 1 teaspoon finely chopped garlic

Steps

  • 1
    Heat oven to 400°F. Line rimmed pan with foil; spray with cooking spray. Place chicken breasts flat on cutting surface. With knife parallel to cutting surface, cut lengthwise slit in each chicken breast, forming a pocket, keeping other 3 sides intact. Stuff each chicken breast with 2 tablespoons shredded mozzarella cheese, pressing edges of each chicken breast to seal.
  • 2
    In shallow dish or pie plate, mix bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese, 1 tablespoon of the olive oil, 1/4 teaspoon of the salt and the pepper. On work surface, brush both sides of chicken breasts with 1 tablespoon of the olive oil, and coat both sides in bread crumb mixture, pressing slightly. Transfer chicken to pan; sprinkle with any remaining bread crumb mixture.
  • 3
    Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink in center (at least 165°F).
  • 4
    Meanwhile, in medium bowl, mix tomatoes, basil, garlic and remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1 tablespoon olive oil. Top cooked chicken breasts with tomato mixture before serving.

Tips from the Pillsbury Kitchens

  • tip 1
    Shredded Italian cheese blend is a great substitute for the shredded mozzarella cheese.
  • tip 2
    If you prefer, use canned diced tomatoes in place of fresh tomatoes. Drain them before adding to basil, garlic, salt and olive oil.

Nutrition Information

430 Calories, 21g Total Fat, 46g Protein, 14g Total Carbohydrate, 2g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
430
Calories from Fat
190
Total Fat
21g
32%
Saturated Fat
6g
29%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
120mg
40%
Sodium
810mg
34%
Potassium
500mg
14%
Total Carbohydrate
14g
5%
Dietary Fiber
1g
4%
Sugars
2g
Protein
46g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
20%
20%
Vitamin C
8%
8%
Calcium
20%
20%
Iron
10%
10%
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1/2 Vegetable; 5 1/2 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 3 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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