Chicken breasts with cheese and basil

Recipe from: 1/18/1990 12:00:00 AM
Ingredients 6
Servings 6


  • 6
    chickens breasts (deboned), with skin
  • salt
  • pepper
  • fresh or dried basil
  • 200
    mozzarella or Cheddar cheese, sliced
  • oil for frying


Slice the skin neatly along the sides of the chicken breasts. Using a sharp knife, cut a slit in the meaty part of each breast. Season well with salt and pepper. Finely chop fresh basil (use 5 ml if using dried) and sprinkle about 15 ml into each slit. Place the cheese slices in the slits and secure the openings with toothpicks. Heat oil in a frying pan and fry the chicken breasts until browned all over. Add a little water, cover and simmer until cooked and tender. Serve with polenta (see recipe). Serves 4-6.

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