Crunchy Cheese-Stuffed Chicken - Romantic Valentine Dinner

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These chicken breasts with a surprise of cheese sealed inside will impress your guests.

  • Preparation Time: 15 minutes
  • Baking Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings
  • Contributed by Jenn b aka Mom2sam and Tiny at World Recipes Y-Group


  • 4 (4-ounce) boneless skinless chicken breast halves
  • 2 ounces Land o' Lakes Cheddar cheese, cut into 4 (2 x ½ x ½-inch) strips
  • ½ cup cornflake crumbs
  • 1 ounce (¼ cup) Land o' Lakes Cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1 teaspoon seasoning salt [1]
  • 1 egg, beaten


  1. Heat oven to 400 °F.
  2. Cut a 3-inch slit in each chicken breast half to form pocket.
  3. Insert 1 strip cheese into each pocket. Secure each pocket with several toothpicks.
  4. Combine crumbs, shredded cheese and seasoning salt in pie pan or ahallow bowl.
  5. Place beaten egg in another pie pan or shallow bowl; Dip chicken in egg.
  6. Lightly press both sides of chicken in crumb mixture to coat. [2]
  7. Place chicken onto greased baking sheet.
  8. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink.


  1. substitute 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  2. To make ahead: Prepare the chicken as directed above. Wrap each serving in plastic food wrap. Place in a resealable plastic freezer bag; Freeze. Thaw. Bake as directed above.

Nutritional information[edit]

Nutrition Facts (1 Serving):

  • Calories: 260
  • Fat: 11g
  • Cholesterol: 140 mg
  • Sodium: 670 mg
  • Carbohydrates: 10g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0g
  • Protein: 31g