Stuffed Chicken with Garlic, Basil and Cheese

Yield: 1 Serving


1 boneless, skinless chicken breast

2 cloves garlic, finely chopped

3 fresh basil leaves

Salt and freshly grated pepper to taste

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 slice of your favorite cheese – suggestions – white cheddar or fresh mozzarella


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Take one medium sized, boneless, skinless chicken breast and slice across the breast and open it up to make a larger, thinner breast.  Drizzle some olive oil over the sliced breast and add the chopped garlic, fresh basil and cheese.  Sprinkle with salt and freshly grated black pepper.  Fold over the breast to enclose the garlic, basil and cheese mixture.  Place in lightly oiled baking pan and bake in the oven for about 40-50 minutes until golden brown on the outside.  Note:  cooking times will vary dependent on how large the chicken breast.

Remove from oven and let sit for about 10 minutes.  Serve with oven roasted potatoes, orzo or rice.