Lasagna Stuffed Chicken Recipe

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YIELDS:4 SERVINGS PREP TIME:0 HOURS 10 MINS TOTAL TIME:1 HOUR 0 MINS

INGREDIENTS

  • 3/4 c. 
  • ricotta1 1/4 c. 
  • shredded mozzarella, divided1/4 
  • plus 2 tbsp. freshly grated Parmesan, divided1 
  • large egg2 tbsp. 
  • freshly chopped basil, plus more for serving
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper4 
  • boneless skinless chicken breasts (about 1 3/4 lb.)1 1/2 c. 
  • marinara1 tbsp. 
  • extra-virgin olive oil1/2 tsp. 
  • Italian seasoning

DIRECTIONS

  1. Preheat oven to 375°. In a bowl, combine ricotta, ½ cup mozzarella, ¼ cup Parmesan, egg, and basil. Season with salt and pepper. 
  2. Cut a pocket in each chicken breast. Stuff each with 2 tablespoons marinara sauce and 1/4 of ricotta mixture. 
  3. Arrange stuffed chicken in the bottom of a 9″-x-13″ baking dish. Season with salt and pepper. Sprinkle with Italian seasoning and drizzle with oil.
  4. Bake until chicken is just cooked through, about 25 minutes. Discard excess juices in pan.
  5. Change oven to broil and top the chicken with remaining ¾ cup marinara, remaining ¾ cup mozzarella, and remaining 2 tablespoons Parmesan. Broil until cheese is golden and bubbly, about 4 minutes. 
  6. Garnish with basil before serving.

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