Chicken Breasts Stuffed with Cheese, Marinara and Pancetta

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Chicken Breasts Stuffed with Cheese, Marinara and Pancetta

If you're on the hunt for new low carb chicken recipes, this easy stuffed chicken breast recipe is a great way to elevate your weeknight dinner. With simple ingredients and a better way to cook, these mozzarella stuffed chicken breasts come out juicy and tender, making it the perfect meal for the whole family. 

You can serve them in different ways. Try them with pasta or rice for a more filling meal. Or pair with some Easy Pan-Seared Zucchini with Chili Garlic Oil for a lighter option or these Crispy Lemon Garlic Potato Wedges for a flavorful side. And for a healthier choice, consider a side of Baked Zucchini, Broccoli, Pepper, and Mushrooms.

This delicious stuffed chicken breast recipe might just become one of your new favorite recipes, and the best thing is, it's so easy to make.

It's such an easy way to enjoy your favorite flavors and create a memorable dining experience with juicy, tender chicken. So give it a try and discover the good stuff for yourself!

Store the leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for a quick and easy lunch the next day.

Ingredients

  • 4 chicken breasts (boneless, skinless)
  • 4 tablespoons marinara sauce
  • 6 tablespoons Mozzarella cheese (shredded)
  • 4 tablespoons pancetta (or ham, diced)
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • salt
  • black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons avocado oil
  • basil leaves (for serving)
Yield:
servings
Prep time:
20 minutes
Cook time:
20 minutes
Total time:
40 minutes
Yield: 4 servings | Prep time: 20 minutes | Cook time: 20 minutes | Total time: 40 minutes

Instructions

1. Preheat oven to 400°F (200°C).
2. Pat boneless skinless chicken breasts dry with paper towels. Lay each chicken breast on a cutting board and use a sharp knife to make a pocket by making a long vertical cut in the middle of the chicken breast without cutting all the way through. To expand the pocket, make cuts to the right and left, gently tilting your knife to create a larger space inside each chicken breast. Repeat for all the chicken breasts. Season each chicken breast with paprika, salt, and black pepper on both sides, ensuring to season inside the pockets.
Raw seasoned chicken breasts with pockets cut for filling.
3. Crumple a piece of parchment paper for each chicken breast and place inside each chicken breast's pocket.
Raw seasoned chicken breasts with crumpled parchment paper inside their pockets to help them keep shape.
4. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Once hot, add the chicken breasts to the skillet, pocket side down.
Chicken breasts in a large pan in the process of searing.
Give the chicken a quick sear for a few minutes on each side until they turn golden brown.
Seared golden brown chicken breasts with prepared for filling pockets.
5. Transfer chicken to a parchment paper lined baking sheet (or a baking dish). Remove the parchment paper from the pockets of each chicken breast. Fill each pocket with 1 Tablespoon of marinara sauce, 1 1/2 Tablespoons of shredded mozzarella cheese, and 1 Tablespoon of diced pancetta.
Instructions for stuffing chicken breasts with marinara, mozzarella and pancetta.
6. Bake the stuffed breasts in the preheated oven for about 10 minutes, or until the internal temperature of the chicken (thickest part) reaches 165°F (74°C), as measured by a meat thermometer, and the cheese is melted and bubbly. Once done, remove the chicken from the oven and allow it to rest for a few minutes. 
Oven finished chicken breasts stuffed with marinara, mozzarella and pancetta.
8. Top with basil leaves. Serve your delicious chicken breasts stuffed with cheese, marinara, and pancetta. Enjoy!
Baked stuffed chicken breasts on a serving board topped with basil.

Recipe Video

Shop products and ingredients I recommend for this recipe:

Organic Chicken Breasts

Organic Chicken Breasts
Marinara Sauce

Marinara Sauce
Shredded Mozzarella

Shredded Mozzarella
Paprika

Paprika
Diced Pancetta

Diced Pancetta
Fresh Basil

Fresh Basil

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Guest
These flavors are so good! Love the combination of cheese and marinara.
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alenatrs
Thank you! I'm glad to hear you loved the flavor of these stuffed chicken breasts :) - Alena
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Great and easy recipe

Guest
What a great idea to make stuffed chicken breast. I really loved it, so much taste and so easy to make.
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alenatrs
Thank you! I'm glad you found them delicious and easy to make! - Alena
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Amy Liu Dong

Guest
You have such a beautiful recipe. It looks delicious and looks so easy to make. I am so excited to prepare this for everyone!
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alenatrs
Thank you, Amy! I hope you'll enjoy these chicken breasts! - Alena
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Looks Impressive!

Guest
Made these for a family dinner. They're easy and look so impressive!
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alenatrs
I'm so glad to hear that you enjoyed these stuffed chicken breasts, thank you for taking time to leave your comment! - Alena
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