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Scrumptious 6 Cheese Italian Stuffed Chicken Breast #ChoppedAtHome

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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Sargento®. The opinions and text are all mine.

I don’t get to watch much TV, but when I do, I’m usually trying to convince my kids to watch cooking shows. One of my favorite shows to watch is Chopped. I enjoy when the contestants open their baskets, review their mystery ingredients, and try to determine a unique way to incorporate them into a finished dish. Imagine how excited I was when I was asked to participate in a “Chopped at Home” style challenge in my own kitchen. It takes some skill to be able to use a basket of random ingredients to present a cohesive recipe to the judges, but I think they would like my scrumptious 6 Cheese Italian Stuffed Chicken Breast.

6 Cheese Italian Stuffed Chicken Breast Recipe | In The Kitchen With KP

On the show, Chopped contestants have one chance to get their dish right and have a full pantry and refrigerator at their disposal. For my home challenge I was required to use Sargento® Chef Blends Shredded 6 Cheese Italian, boneless skinless chicken breast, red bell pepper and Greek yogurt. Luckily I too, could use a few additional ingredients from my pantry.

6 Cheese Italian Stuffed Chicken Breast Recipe | In The Kitchen With KP

Sargento uses 100% real, natural cheese to create their Chef Blends. The 6 Cheese Italian variety captures authentic Italian taste with a delicious blend of Mozzarella, Provolone, Parmesan, Fontina, Romano and aged Asiago. That’s a ton of flavor in one package and the perfect complement to zesty tomatoes with basil, garlic and oregano. I reached for ingredients with strong flavor profiles to complement, as well as ones that were already seasoned to save on guessing if my final dish was seasoned enough. Using the flavored tomatoes and instant stuffing already in my pantry, I made this dish easy enough to recreate on any weeknight.

6 Cheese Italian Stuffed Chicken Breast Recipe | In The Kitchen With KP

My final dish was a complete success. I did have an ace up my sleeve though. My husband is a lover of Italian food, so it was almost a guarantee he would like it. This recipe is perfect when you want enjoy all the robust flavors of a home cooked Italian meal, but don’t have hours to prepare dinner. I don’t know if this dish would have won any accolades with the judges on Chopped, but it sure did win the approval of my family.

6 Cheese Italian Stuffed Chicken Breast Recipe | In The Kitchen With KP

Do you have what it takes to create a Chopped style dish and become a Chopped champion? Then get ready, because Sargento is hosting a “Chopped at Home” contest! Create an original recipe using their Shredded 6 Cheese Italian blend and the other 3 main ingredients I used and to enter the Chopped at Home contest.
Submit your dish for your chance to win $10,000!

6 Cheese Italian Stuffed Chicken Breast Recipe | In The Kitchen With KP "| #ChoppedAtHome
 

Available in 30 versatile varieties, unique blends and distinct cuts, Sargento Shredded Cheese is always cut from blocks of 100% real, natural cheese. For more inspiration, check out the Sargento Pinterest page  or visit Sargento.com for more information. The Chopped at Home Challenge gives viewers a chance to create their best recipe using the selected basket ingredients, including Sargento Shredded Cheese, for a chance to win $10,000!

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Sargento®. The opinions and text are all mine.


 

6 Cheese Italian Stuffed Chicken Breast
 
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Recipe type: Entree
Cuisine: Italian
Ingredients
  • 4 chicken breasts
  • 1 can of diced tomatoes with basil, garlic and oregano (do not drain).
  • ½ Cup Greek yogurt
  • 3 Cups instant stuffing mix
  • ½ Cup diced red bell pepper
  • 1 Cup Sargento® Chef Blends™ Shredded 6 Cheese Italian, plus additional for topping.
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375
  2. Prepare 5x9 baking dish with a light coat of olive oil.
  3. Pound each chicken breast to about ½-3/4 inch thick.
  4. In a large bowl add Greek yogurt and the can of tomatoes and mix thoroughly.
  5. Add stuffing mix to tomato mixture and combine until well blended.
  6. Take about ⅓ of the stuffing mixture and layer into the bottom of the prepared baking dish.
  7. Add the shredded cheese into remaining stuffing and combine.
  8. Divide remaining stuffing into 4 portions.
  9. Take the first portion of stuffing, place it in the center of the flattened chicken breast, fold together like a taco shell, and place in the baking dish.
  10. Repeat with remaining chicken beasts and portions of stuffing.
  11. Bake stuffed chicken breasts in oven for 40-45 minutes (or until cooked thoroughly).
  12. Remove from oven and top with additional shredded cheese.
  13. Serve immediately with your favorite vegetable sides.