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Cheesy Stuffed Chicken With Roast Tomatoes

Need a fuss-free recipe that's simple to make, but looks great? Then look no further than this delicious Cheesy Stuffed Chicken With Roast Tomatoes. You can serve it simply on a bed of pasta drizzled with olive oil and parmesan for a true Italian flavour, or swap the pasta out for some extra seasonal vegetables if you're looking for something even lighter. Enjoy!



Serves: 4
Prep Time: 15 minutes ( and leave to rest overnight)
Cook Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 120g Mozzarella, grated
  • 
4 tbsp. fresh basil, chopped
  • 2 tbsp. cream

  • 1 tbsp. lemon juice

  • 3 garlic cloves, crushed
  • Salt and black pepper

  • 4 chicken fillets
  • 2 tbsp. light mayonnaise

  • 250g cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 120g breadcrumbs

  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
To serve:
  • Pasta, tossed with olive oil and parmesan

Instructions

1. In a medium bowl, combine the Mozzarella, half of the chopped basil, the cream, lemon juice, half of the garlic and some seasoning. 

2. Cut a pocket in each of the chicken fillets. Stuff each one with some of the cheese mixture and close over, using toothpicks to seal them.
3. Transfer the stuffed fillets to a baking dish – they should fit snugly. Spread the tops evenly with the mayonnaise.
4. Toss the tomatoes with one tablespoon of olive oil and some salt and pepper. Arrange the tomatoes in the dish, in and around the chicken.
5. Cover the baking dish with clingfilm and refrigerate overnight.
6. In a sealable tub, combine the breadcrumbs, remaining garlic, remaining basil and the remaining tablespoon of olive oil. Place in the fridge overnight.
7. Remove the chicken and the breadcrumb mixture from the fridge about half an hour before you are ready to cook. Preheat the oven to 200 ̊C/180 ̊C fan/gas mark 6. Press the breadcrumb mixture on to the tops of the chicken fillets.
8. Cover the dish with tin foil and bake for
 20 minutes. Remove the foil and cook for
 an additional 10 minutes or until the crumbs are golden brown and the chicken is cooked through.
9. Toss some cooked pasta with a little olive oil and parmesan, and serve immediately with the cheesy chicken and roasted tomatoes.
 

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