Chicken dishes have a tendency to run a little boring. I rarely order a chicken dish in a restaurant because when presented with steak or fish, chicken often falls by the wayside. It just doesn’t seem worth it when I can create a perfectly flavorful chicken dish at home, for a lot cheaper.
I love this chicken dish because it has roasted tomatoes (cooked right alongside), a delicious cheesy, basil filling AND a crunchy garlic topping. The chicken and tomatoes also look good, which is always a plus when serving food.
Mozzarella-Stuffed Chicken Breasts with Cherry Tomatoes
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
1/4 cup minced fresh basil
2 tablespoons heavy cream
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
2 garlic cloves, minced
salt and pepper
4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
3 tablespoons mayonnaise
1 cup fresh bread crumbs (about 2 slices)
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved
Transfer stuffed chicken breasts to 13 by 9-inch baking dish and spread tops evenly with mayonnaise.
Source: Cook’s Country February/March 2006